Rethink Parks’ cuts
As a member of the East Park Community Center, I felt compelled to voice my opinion on the proposed budget cuts by Parks Director Roy Wilson. The very affordable and free classes provided by the center make it possible for people of all ages to stay physically fit and healthy. At a time, when obesity and diabetes in our children is on the rise – giving them healthy and wholesome after-school options which help to keep them active should be on the top of Nashville’s priorities!
It is unacceptable that Mr. Wilson was not responsible enough to recognize the budget overage and correct it before it reached over $1 million, but trimming it by cutting out valuable staff positions — at East Park and across Nashville is not the answer.
I beg you, Mayor [Karl] Dean and the Metro Council, to find another option to cutting back a staff, hours, and resources at our community centers in Nashville.
Donica Christensen, 37206