"While reviewing the Safe Parks brochure, it shows in the graph that 55% will be allotted to keeping parks safe and open. How will this be accomplished? Will there be an increase in police patrols, on site staff?" 
Art A.

"Mr. A., thank you so much for getting with me about your question. 

I understand your question about “safe” meaning like crime.  We don’t have too much we can do about that, except for using the Measure K funds to trim bushes and undergrowth so that there are not “hide outs” and keeping the lights on by repairing them when people steal the copper wiring.  Without proper funding some of these things get delayed in the repair and maintenance end of things. I wish we could have more control over some people and even the police visits to our parks.

What the 55% in the graph means is that, 55% of the Measure K money we receive goes to the maintenance of the parks to help them stay open, clean, and safe.

Without the Measure K funding, GVRD would most likely have to close some parks, or turn them back to the City.  The Measure K helps us keep the parks “safe” by having enough resources to properly maintain the playgrounds, turf, playing areas, drinking fountains.  Also to do the routine things more frequently such as trash pickup, mowing the lawn, and removing graffiti. All of this helps keep the parks safe.

Thanks again for contacting me.  Please feel free to get with me regarding any questions or concerns.  You can always email me as you have, and if you like you can call me directly at 707-648-4603."
Shane McAffee, General Manager
Greater Vallejo Recreation District
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"Why don't the drinking fountains work here (Northgate Neighborhood Park)? There is also a sign from the 2-4 year old aged kids playground that has been knocked out of the ground and a lot of graffiti in the park." 
Julie G.

"Julie, as the General Manager for GVRD I want to thank you for your comments. A couple of weeks ago we had some very cold weather that froze a lot of our fountains. This broke some parts of the fountains. We had 28 fountains damaged. We have parts on order and are waiting a bit for things to settle down weather wise to make the repairs.

We sent staff out to the park to review your other concerns. Staff is aware of the damaged sign and will reset it in the playground with new concrete. When the weather clears, they will repair it. The drinking fountains will take a little longer since many fountains were damaged due to the freezing temperatures we recently experienced. Thank you for mentioning the graffiti. We will resolve this quickly! Thank you again!"
Shane McAffee, General Manager
Greater Vallejo Recreation District
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"It's a really cute little park (Hiddenbrooke Orchards)! But I have not seen the water (for the water spray feature) on before."
Margarita R.

"Because of the drought we were not allowed to turn the water on last year. Hopefully this summer the kids can play in the splash pad!"
Shane McAffee, General Manager
Greater Vallejo Recreation District