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Archive for May 2nd, 2009

Piedmont Charging Youth Sports for Field Use?

Posted by Len Gilbert on May 2, 2009

There have been some rumblings at the City Council about possibly charging local youth sports for field space usage. What do you think of that idea?

If fees are charged, should Piedmont-based programs get a resident rate and priority since participants (or their parents) pay Piedmont property taxes, or is it “first-pay, first-served”?

Piedmont Soccer Club, Piedmont Girls Softball, and Piedmont Baseball Foundation are all non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. Should they be charged the same as private use?

Leave a comment to let us know what you think. You can also click “Your Local Officials” above to contact the council directly.

–L

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Wildwood Dad Makes SFGate Frontpage

Posted by Len Gilbert on May 2, 2009

Chris Downey is featured on the front page of today’s SFGate. For those who don’t know Chris, he’s a Piedmonter and an architect who lost his sight about a year and a half ago. The article talks about Chris’s current project, the Veterans Affairs blind rehabilitation center in Palo Alto.

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