Mission Dolores local resident and business owner Michael McConnell and “concerned citizens of the neighborhood” have authored and posted an online petition directed at the Rec and Parks Dept to prevent the commercialization of Dolores Park.
I don’t know how important the background info is…
I have lived in the neighborhood for 12 years and have owned a business there for 8.
my issue has more to do with the saturation of the park then any competitive slant.
I think of parks as green space, a break from the over packed city. I don’t think its necessary to have commerce everywhere you turn…. what kind of lesson is that for future generations?
For what it’s worth, Dolores Park Works solely takes positions on topics essential to all park patrons such as bathrooms and trash removal. However, we are grateful and supportive of park patrons, merchants and neighbors organizing to have their concerns and interests heard by the community and city government. In that spirit, great work Michael!
If someone would be so kind as to fact-check his petition’s facts section in the comments here or elsewhere, especially a representative from Rec and Parks Department, that would be significantly helpful to the dialogue.