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This Saturday, Portland Parks & Recreation is holding a public meeting where the public can hear about and respond to their budget cuts.
One of the proposed “efficiencies” is to close Peninsula Park Community Center (PPCC) daily at 5pm. While we all understand that tough choices must be made given the current economic climate, the impact on the community of closing the PPCC early could be dramatic. Among all the services that PPCC offers, I feel that providing a save, constructive and supervised location for the neighborhood’s youth to gather is the most important.
The Piedmont Neighborhood Association’s Parks Chair, Sabrina Harris, will be there. However, it is important for residents who want to voice their opinions to attend the meeting this Saturday as that is currently the only method Parks is allowing for input (please correct me if I’m wrong).