A copy of the relevant page of the “Action
Agenda”, which states the text of the motion
(including the 8 conditions) is
here. (The Action Agenda is
posted before the minutes are approved and will be
replaced by the approved minutes. The Action Agenda
is an unofficial summary of action taken at the
Among the conditions, all of which may be viewed as responding
to our concerns, especially significant were these three:
Trail signs that include the minimum amount of
Provide report on amount of costs prior to
construction of trail;
Direct Mayor Lane to meet with the appropriate
person from the County to start discussions regarding an
alternate bike trail along the rail line from the City to an
entrance at Pogonip.
Councilmember Beiers, working with Mayor Lane, displayed
considerable skill in attaining approval of her
8 conditions as an amendment to the motion—even
though she then voted in opposition to the final motion.
Sentinel reporter J.M. Brown was present throughout the
hearing, and posted
this article, a brief but straightforward
piece describing what happened.
It is likely that in the absence of the many who
worked to express our many concerns with the proposed new
trail on the Pogonip, none of the conditions amended into the
City Council's motion of approval would have occurred.
Heartfelt thanks are owed to all who not only signed our
petition, but also wrote comments and letters to both Parks
Commissioners and City Council members.
We will be monitoring the process as it moves forward,
continuing our watch on the Pogonip as volunteer stewards of
this community treasure. If you'd like to help, please let us