After a meeting with park protection activists and Phil Hester, Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine Department I think we may have worked out a compromise that protects the parks but allows alcohol in specific places (actually reduces the number of places originally proposed) and under very specific circumstances (i.e. weddings, corporate picnics, Octoberfest, etc)
These park protection activists worked years ago to keep alcohol and a sports park out of El Dorado Park and are concerned that the latest proposal would open all the parks to alcohol and would create serious problems -- especially since we have cut the number of Park Rangers.
Mr. Hester is taking the changes back to the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department and then to the City Council.
It was a good meeting. Let's hope we get a good resolution to this issue.
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