Chanticleer Park & Leo's Haven To Open on January 18th
After years of meetings, organizing, fundraising and good ol' sweat equity, we are ready to open Chanticleer Park and Leo's Haven on January 18th at 10 am. With the support of so many people in our community, the County has been able to realize the promise of building Chanticleer Park that includes Leo's Haven, the county's first all-inclusive park where children of any ability can play together. The event will feature Haben Girma, the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School and an advocate for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change and she received the Helen Keller Achievement Award. Haben believes disability is an opportunity for innovation. She travels the world teaching the benefits of choosing inclusion and is the author of the best selling book Haben: The Deafblind Women Who Conquered Harvard Law. Come join in the opening of the County's newest park and learn how this is just the beginning of activities to be held at the Leo's Haven and how you can continue to be involved in making our park spaces open and inviting to all.
Learn About What's Happening At The Capitola Mall
There has been a lot of talk about what will be happening with the Capitola mall. While meetings have been held in the City of Capitola, I have asked Merlone Geier, the developer of the Mall, to meet with residents outside the city who may be affected by the changes envisioned. Please join on me on January 21st as we hear about the re-imagined mall property and get your questions answered about what is being proposed, what the process will be and how you can make your voice heard.