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Petition to Los Gatos Union School District Board, Diana Abbati

Save Fisher Baseball Field

SummaryIn its latest plans to renovate the Fisher Middle School fields, the Los Gatos Union School District Board and Superintendent have decided to eliminate the baseball field.  We don’t think we should be spending money to reduce services to our students/community.  Sign this petition if you agree. BackgroundOver the last two years, the Los Gatos Little League (LGLL), United Soccer, Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation and other community members have been working with the Los Gatos Union School District (LGUSD) to renovate the Fisher Middle School fields. The plan included a new track complex, baseball field and soccer fields - a “field of dreams.”  United Soccer had pledged to raise additional funds, and LGLL had pledged to raise $125,000 to supplement the budget of $3.2 million. In recent weeks, it was determined that bids had come in higher than expected, and the plan would be over budget by about $1.3 million.  As a result, on August 21 the LGUSD Board voted to go forward with an alternate plan which eliminated the baseball field.  There was an allowance to add it in the future when/if funds became available.  In the meantime, it means that the LGLL baseball program for 13 to 15-year-olds will have to be eliminated, as this is the only field of appropriate size in Los Gatos.  Kids that want to play baseball will have to find alternate leagues in surrounding towns. We implore the LGUSD Board and Superintendent Diana Abbati to come up with a better solution so that the baseball program does not have to be eliminated.  The Fisher baseball field has served the community for over 40 years as an important bridge between Little League and the strong Los Gatos High baseball program.  Let’s not let the rich tradition of baseball in Los Gatos die.   In addition to signing this petition, there is a meeting to discuss the issue with the LGUSD Board on Tuesday evening Sept. 5 at 6:30pm at the District Office on Roberts Rd. behind Fisher.  Please come show your support!  

Grace Kvamme
1,765 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Nora Schambers

Petition to remove section 2d from the Winamac Indiana golf cart ordinance

Ordinance 2d of the Town of Winamac, Indiana 'An Ordinance Regulating Golf Carts' states that: "No children under 48 lbs. that require a child safety restraint seat are permitted to ride on a motorized cart"The language contained in this portion of the ordinance is unnecessarily vague and burdensome to parents who would otherwise seek to ride unencumbered, with their child, using motorized carts around the town of Winamac, Indiana in compliance with the remaining articles in the ordinance. The maximum speed of these vehicles is governed to be 18 mph and does not necessarily represent a greater hazard to children under 48 lbs than motorized vehicles operated by parents and families outside the zoned borders of the town. Furthermore, a recent study in Horry County South Carolina addressed the safety concerns of the more than 31,000 golf carts registered and used by residents and patrons for recreational use over a 32 month period.  Over this period of time, 75 trauma incidents involving the use of motorized carts in public Horry County roadways were reported by Grand Strand Medical Center (Level II trauma center hospital in Horry County). 40% of the incidents involved alcohol intoxication and just 27% of the incidents involved riders under the age of 17. No data were available on the injuries sustained by children and individuals under the weight of 48 lbs. These data are published in the peer reviewed journal 'The American Surgeon' Jan. 2016, pg. E36-E37. The solution for this issue is for the ordinance to be updated to include the following language. "Parents or guardians assume all liabilities associated with an injury sustained by a child occupant under the weight of 48 lbs. during the operation of a motorized cart on public roadways in the Town of Winamac"

dino ress
99 supporters