Robert Lancia, candidate for City Council, Ward 6, is calling on the Mayor to do better. “It’s my belief after researching the issue and listening to the current City leaders about …
Robert Lancia, candidate for City Council, Ward 6, is calling on the Mayor to do better. “It’s my belief after researching the issue and listening to the current City leaders about the problems with Budlong pool that a lack of vision and transparency is compromising the completion of this facility. The current plan calls into question whether the renovation will deliver the best possible outcome for all of our residents, young and old.”
“Recreation should be safe recreation, citizens of all ages should be able to trust that the city has all their best interests at heart, and a closed pool and a crumbling wall, hardly shows that we do, in fact, have their best interests at heart,” Lancia stated.
“While Warwick has methodically and thoroughly tackled the renovation of their sports complex and invited their citizens to share their ideas and needs, our mayor has not only slow-walked the improvements at Budlong pool, he doesn’t appear to want the input of the teens, young adults, older adults, or seniors who will use the facility. After four years of being closed, he now wants to rush a project that would undoubtedly benefit from public participation, allowing the city to construct a complex that will serve and delight all our residents.” he continued.
“Our taxpayers will be spending a great deal of money on Budlong pool. Shouldn’t we be involving the community and taking our time to ensure we get it right? “Lancia questioned.
“We have a great city and residents who deserve the best. We can and must do better than a rushed, inadequate renovation that will fall short of meeting the needs of Cranstonians. They deserve better!” he concluded.
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