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File #: 18-0343    Version: Name: CD3-Naming of John Parkins Pocket Park
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/9/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/14/2018 Final action: 8/14/2018
Title: Recommendation to approve naming the green space/median located between 1st Street and Loma Avenue the John Parkin Green Space.
Sponsors: COUNCILMAN DEE ANDREWS, SIXTH DISTRICT, CHAIR, Housing and Neighborhoods Committee
Attachments: 1. 041718-R-25sr.pdf, 2. 061218.hn.item3.pdf, 3. 071018-R-26sr.pdf, 4. 081418-UB-13sr&att.pdf
Related files: 18-029PR

TITLE

Recommendation to approve naming the green space/median located between 1st Street and Loma Avenue the John Parkin Green Space.

 

DISCUSSION

John Parkin was a long-time resident of the Bluff Park neighborhood. After his death in 2015 many neighbors were saddened to lose a community member like him. He was a resident of Bluff Park for 33 years and was a strong supporter and former board member of the local community association, the Bluff Park Neighborhood Association.

 

Although John is well known throughout the city for his role in addressing subsidence and the use of Long Beach oil revenues, it is his impact on his local neighborhood that many residents remember most fondly.

 

His friends and neighbors remember him as a humble and loyal man with great integrity and always willing to lend a helping hand. He was seen as an icon in the neighborhood who was admired by everyone.

 

In honor of this resident and the positive mark he left on his community, residents of Bluff Park have requested that the pocket park at 1st Street and Loma Avenue be named in his honor.

 

TIMING CONSIDERATIONS

[Timing Considerations]

 

FISCAL IMPACT

There is not a financial impact as a result of the recommended action.

 

SUGGESTED ACTION

Approve recommendation.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Councilwoman Suzie Price, Third District