…AGENDA THAN MOST EVERYBODY ELSE
Continuing our quest to provide insight and context to the ongoing parks issues in the City of Wildomar, which is typified by an annual, expensive election effort that once again needlessly divides our community.
Rather than being honest and upfront, Wildomar City councilmember Bridgette Moore, and her perpetual surrogate, John Lloyd, continue to “piggyback” their hidden agenda for a park and recreation system onto a narrow park tax assessment measure that creates its own natural opposition, which opposition has prevailed in the recent past.
While searching the Internet on the issue, I found this comment by John Lloyd, in the September 15, 2006 issue of the Fallbrook Bonsall Village News:
Following the passage of LMD 2006-1, the original $28 per year assessment which was eventually overturned by the Appeals Court, John Lloyd, Chairman of the Wildomar Parks Formation Committee (“WPFC”), made the following statement in paragraph 4:
“While this is the end of the road for the creation of a park district in Wildomar, it is just the beginning for building a park and recreation system that will enhance our lives and that we can all enjoy.”
However, with the incorporation of the City of Wildomar in 2008, the question of a “park and recreation system,” any formal deliberations and discussions must ultimately occur publicly in the City Council chambers, as a part of a formal agenda.
Sadly, that formal deliberation process has never occurred in Wildomar. A study session on the entire issue of parks and a park and recreation system would provide a healthy and robust debate for Wildomar.
I’m sure it would include farm animals in the Council Chambers, once again.
Unfortunately, Moore and Lloyd have probably made the political calculation that support for a park and recreation system does not exist in Wildomar, so they remain stuck in this uncertain political arena of stealthily-written ballot measures which, if successful at the ballot, would satisfy their wants and needs for a basic park and recreation system, “that like a seed would grow.”
However, they fail to recognize the residual anger and political resentment that remains in Wildomar over the excesses of the Ortega Trails Park and Recreation District which provides a significant cadre of “no” voters to Measure D (last year’s version), and Measure Z (this year’s version), despite the efforts of a Blue Ribbon Committee or the Oakland-based consulting firm, Lew Edwards Group.
If measures Z fails to secure passage on November 06, 2012 (a 66 2/3% threshold for passage is intentionally daunting), we would encourage those who wish to promote a “park and recreation system” for Wildomar to first promote an open and honest discussion within the parameters of a properly agendized City Council meeting.
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