My speech to the City Council August 20th…

… to discuss the Ojai Skate Park.  The conversation devolved into complaints about kids not wearing helmets, and putting a cage around the park to keep out bikes, to the cost of paying park supervisors.  This despite a staff presentation containing data suggesting that problems are improving with simple community outreach and communication.  It seemed like everyone was looking for an excuse to cast the skate park in a negative light.

I was there to announce my candidacy for Ojai Unified school board, but ended up going off script.  Click on the link below to see the video:

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