“Our park plan was shanghaied.”
That was Fullerton resident Denny Dean, who expressed his disappointment to The Register about the county’s new long-range plan for county park land. Apparently, the county has now opened the door for private firms (such as The Irvine Company) to manage public park land. So what does this mean?
Supervisor Chris Norby says that this means more open space will be open to the public. But is he right about this? Will allowing private companies to manage public land actually mean more land open to the public? Or is this the first step toward privatizing our public land in Orange County?
So what do YOU think about the county’s new long-range plan for county parks? Is this just an innocuous effort to save the county some money while keeping open space open to the public? Or is this just the beginning of a process to take the “public” out of “public land”? I want to hear what YOU have to say about the new plan for county parks, so tell me what’s on your mind.
Go ahead. Make my day. Fire away, and have your say!