The Regnart Creek Trail Vote is Sept 17th
THIS IS THE MAKE OR BREAK DAY.
On Tuesday Sept 17th, the City Council will vote on whether the city should continue working on the Regnart Creek Trail. The anti-trailers will all be there in force ready to speak against the trail. We expect there will be 20-30 anti-trail speakers.
WE NEED A LARGE NUMBER OF TRAIL SUPPORTERS TO SHOW UP OR THE TRAIL WILL DIE.
We need at least 20-30 speakers and 100+ people to come show their support even if they don't speak. Please wear a green shirt/top - any color green is fine. We'll have stickers for everyone to wear. We hope you can make it!
We have to be honest, we really don't know how this City Council vote will go.
The 10 or so super vocal anti-trail residents have pushed back vocally and agressively against the trail at every single Bike Ped Commission meeting and every single City Council meeting. The City Staff have capitulated, going well beyond reasonable measures in meeting their demands and spending 100+ hours meeting with them. The net result is that there are many people, including City Council members, that may think their inaccurate statements are true.
We are in the strange position that 10 super vocal anti-trail residents may win against 1,600 pro-trail residents, just because they are the relentlessly squeakier wheel.
We need to show the strength of our numbers or we will lose this vote.
It's especially important to have children and teens come to speak.
We've been told by several council members that children and teens make a huge impact on them. It's a great learning opportunity for kids on civic participation and we've seen how proud it makes them to stand up and speak for something they value.
Mark your calendars to come to the City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 17 at 7 pm.
If you can come, please send an email to
or click this link to let us know you will be there.