chevyVoltage
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September 19, 2014
My understanding is that the development and the swim center are tied together and that all hinges on the outcome of one lawsuit filed by someone who does not live in Tracy. Then there is a second developer contract that is in the works while the first contract also works its way through the court system. Most likely the people who live outside of Tracy will file another lawsuit, against the developer, so that is probably not going anywhere soon. What is relavent here is that nobody can produce an idea that will give us a swim center. The whole town of 80k people are deadlocked and can't come up with a solution. Even the bond measure idea provides no guarantee against a lawsuit from people who don't even live here. The people who live here are letting people who don't live here oppose recreation (it started with Carnegie and now Ellis). Until someone stands up and asks them why they hate the children. Till now nobody has cared enough to stand up for the children.
behonestguys
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September 19, 2014
I hope Molly and the swim folks have finally woken up and realized that they were used as pawns by Surland and Ives to push the Ellis project. This was never about a pool, or swim center, or whatever else you want to call it - it was all about just building another subdivision here in town so Surland as the developer could make money, which is what it's all about at the end of the day. There's nothing wrong with making money - just don't use false pretenses, pretty pictures and using people such as the swim folks like pawns on a chessboard in getting there - just be honest guys!
mtrew
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September 19, 2014
We have been getting the runaround for years. I have lost hope of ever seeing the amenities in our city that I see in others. I have lost hope of the City and TUSD being able to work together for the benefit of our children. We recently went to a tournament in Clovis at Clovis North school. This facility has 2 50 meter pools along with numerous other wonderful facilities. It was so crowded with activities going on such as tennis, football, baseball, soccer, water polo and volleyball. It was so amazing and disheartening to me at the same time> Why can't Tracy do that I ask myself? 1) We need different people in office 2) If they cant get it done, we need to do it. We need a Bond measure. I have no problem paying a bit more to get all the things we need. To get all the things we were told we would get and have not. It's time to take matters into our own hands. If we do not we will continue to flounder as we have the past 15 years. We do not have the aquatics facilities needed for our population. Little League and Babe Ruth no longer have baseball fields. Legacy Fields is a joke and will sit there for a looong time. The list goes on.
Wobbley
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September 19, 2014
3 weeks, no police blotter. Shame shame shame.
jarbuckle
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September 19, 2014
"Ives said he thought until Tuesday that the swim club supported a total aquatics solution, which in concept included a lazy river, a spray ground for toddlers and an activity pool. “Now I can see that your message was always: We want a 50-meter pool,” he said. “Hopefully, Wild Rivers will take care of all the rest of the good stuff that we all said we wanted, but we really don’t.” Ive heard the Tracy Tritons loud and clear for the last ten years. They want a 50 meter pool. Ives never intended to build a 50 meter pool it was just used as cover to make people think the public supported his pet Ellis project. Well swim teams you been used by Ives and Surland. Anybody remember "Let the children play now"? Same story. Use the kids as cover and pretend your project has public support.


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