Church Square Park: Again!
A Hoboken411 reader chimes in about one of the upcoming resolutions on this weeks council agenda (more on the rest later):
CSP in the news again
“For those who are not aware, at the most recent council meeting, local resident Matt Lasorda submitted a suggestion for a resolution to immediately move the newly planted trees in Church Square Park which are to the north of the dog run and “return” the space to “field” space. Apparently, this suggested resolution made it’s way onto the May 7th council agenda:
14.* Calling for the return of recreation space in a portion of Church Square Square
It is alarming that any member, or members, of the council would continue to foster a community divide over this square block of park space. Instead of trying to create consensus within the community – the council is fanning the divisive flame. According to Councilman Peter Cunningham, in the near term, there will be an introduction of an ordinance to require public notice of any changes to existing parks and public hearings. Unfortunately, it appears that the ordinance will not require public consensus.
It is suggested that members of the public who are disturbed by the behavior of our elected council persons for any of the following reasons:
- Adding a resolution on the agenda to make any more changes to public parks without any sort of consensus process
- Allowing select members of the public to attend and participate in private meeting at which public parks and spaces are discussed
- Attempting to make any and all open space issues a referendum on children
- Disrespecting and citizen attempts to create a process of consensus
What are your opinions about this sliver of open space at Church Square Park? Trees or no trees?