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Skaters for Portland Skateparks mission is to create a comprehensive system of world-class public skateparks in Portland, Oregon.

Our vision is to make skateboarding safe and freely accessible to every skateboarder every day for everybody’s benefit.

Skaters for Portland Skateparks is a non-profit corporation, tax exempt pursuant to 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.

Board of Directors:
Mark Conahan, Treasurer
Tom Miller, Chair
Sarah Burgess, Vice-Chair

Archive for November, 2009

Parks Budget Meeting November 30 – Benson High

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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Sorry about the short notice on this one. There is a meeting tonight: Community Budget Information Meeting on November 30 to discuss FY 2010-2011 budget. I asked if we should show up to talk about our priorities and they said no.

I have heard otherwise.

Here are some talking points:

  1. thanking Commissioner Fish and Director Zari Santner for their
    commitment to serving Portland’s youth through the development of
    public skateboard parks,
  2. gently reminding them community need is far from met.
  3. Portland’s skaters understand the economic downturn means
    resources are not immediately available for skatepark development as
    they were in 2006 and 2007. As a result,
  4. skaters understand the pace of skatepark development has needed to
    slow. But,
  5. We look forward to supporting passage of the Parks levy intended
    for 2010, which will include dollars for the Steel Bridge project as
    well as skatespots.

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