SAMPLE LETTER OF SUPPORT
FOR MUIR FIELD IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
Letters of support should be received no later than 5:00 pm on April 2, 2013
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California Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Office of Grants and Local Services
c/o Mr. Loren Pluth, Project Manager for Parks and Landscape
City of Pasadena
Department of Public Works – Engineering Division
100 N. Garfield Avenue, 3rd Floor
Pasadena, CA 91109
Subject:FIELD IMPROVEMENTS at MUIR HIGH SCHOOL FIELD
2002 Resources Bond Act ~ Youth Soccer and Recreation Development Program
Letter of Project Support
Please add my name in support of the City of Pasadena’s proposal to secure funding from the 2002 Resources Bond Act ~ Youth Soccer and Recreation Development Program for the Field Improvement Project at the Muir High School Field.
This collaborative project between the City and Pasadena Unified School District would provide the following enhancements and benefits to the community:
• Full-size soccer and softball field improvements;
• New sports lighting for evening use
• New restroom building
• Site furnishings – soccer goals, bleachers, benches, drinking fountains, trash receptacles
• Landscape improvements such as additional shade trees
Muir High School would gain improved facilities for school sports programs and the Citywould gain full-size softball and soccer fields for evening and weekend community use. The Muir High School Field Improvements project is an ideal candidate for funding because it strongly meets the following criteria outlined by the Youth Soccer and Recreation Development funding program:
• The project strongly addresses the grant program’s most important criteria of providing and improving facilities in underserved areas of greatest need;
• The project will foster an increase in the number of new opportunities for both youth soccer and softball;
• The project is in a densely populated area and will serve a large number of youth, considering the size and scope of the project;
• The project will have long daily operating hours and will be open on weekends;
• The project has strong community support and collaboration with community based organizations and the Pasadena Unified School District; and
• The funding sources and resources to maintain and operate the project after its completion are evident.
This project has already received positive remarks from both Pasadena City Council and the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education at their February 19th joint meeting, unanimous support from the City’s Recreation and Parks Commission at their March 12th meeting, and has been included in the proposed fiscal year 2014 Capital Improvement Program budget.
This is an exciting opportunity for the City and School District that would have lasting benefits and I am pleased to support this effort.
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