The city of Brawley deserves kudos for how it has moved forward its the skate park project. Two phases have been completed — the design of the park and the awarding of funds. While there is more to be done before ground breaks on the project, we are confident that can happen in the coming fiscal year.
The city has tackled this project in a manner that shows city officials are concerned about meeting the needs of the community. The City Council and city staff could have talked this project to death. Instead, city officials listened to the community, saw a need and are moving forward to address the need.
As far as the city has come with the project, we can only hope problems do not arise with the remaining phases. The city has a site in mind just west of the Lions Center gymnasium. That field is the property of the Brawley Union High School District. The city must negotiate with the school district on an agreement that would give the city use of the field for a skate park.