Town Hall Meetings
May 18, 2013 Town Meeting
When: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Where: Oddfellows Hall (corner of 116 & Covey)
Topic: Purchase of the Downtown Open Space Park.
The room was packed with supporters and opponents of the purchase of the downtown land. The deal was very close to being done since funding was in place with a large grant from the Open Space District, FPA had raised most of the matching funds needed and the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors had scheduled a final vote in June to approve the Open Space grant.
Although there were more in support of the idea than against, the opponents had reasonable misgivings about purchasing the entire 8 acres of land and keeping it forever as open space.
Dan Northern, past Forestville fire chief, read from a statement outlining his opposition. He said he only spoke for himself but there were many people at the meeting who agreed with Dan. The FPA board listened to Dan’s ideas and decided to discuss this new wrinke in the plan at the next board meeting.