Thanks to the "screw the process and spend the money" duo of Bill Peach and Mark Ozias.
Transparency? Accountability? Fiduciary responsibility? Proven need for a new park? Demonstrated ability to pay for maintaining a new park? Public comment?
All totally unnecessary - at least from the "let's hurry and get this done" perspective of Peach and Ozias.
How messed up and irresponsible is all this? Let's leave it to Mark Ozias to - unintentionally - sum it up:
"What we are talking about here is a systemic failure. There are a number of individuals, well-intentioned over the course of time, that have made decisions that have led us to be where we are now."
So sure, we're talking about a systemic failure, engendered by (supposedly) well-intentioned people. In that context, I guess go-along-to-get-along Mark Ozias is just trying to fit in by engendering one more piece of the failure pie. I don't know if he's a conscious hypocrite, or an unconscious idiot, but either way, Mark Ozias sounds awfully stupid saying these things. For a would-be progressive, he sure seems most comfortable with progressing backwards into the good ol' days of the good ol' boys in the backroom.
Or, as another well known political figure might say: "Sad!"