Community input on possible new beach in Mobile County

Community input on possible new beach in Mobile County



WE HAVE CONTINUING CONVERAGE TONIGHT IN THE PUSH FOR A NEW BEACH IN MOBILE COUNTY. A COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING FOR PERCH CREEK PARKS WAS STANDING ROOM ONLY. THIS PROJECT FOCUSES ON THREE AREAS: PERCH CREEK, MCNALLY PARK, AND HELEN WOOD PARK, WHICH IS COMBINED WITH ZIEBACH WASTE WATER PLANT. NEWS FIVE'S DANA WINTER LISTENED IN ON THE MEETING AND SHE'S LIVE AT THE CHURCH– WHAT HAPPENED AT THE MEETING TONIGHT, DANA?… WELL PEOPLE GOT TO HEAR SOME IDEAS ALREADY FORMING FOR THE THREE ZONES…AND GIVE A FEW OF THEIR OWN SUGGESTIONS… 29:58 "this is Mobile on the Gulf with no beach access." 30:02 – :0 TALKING ABOUT BRINGING A BEACH TO THE SHORES OF MOBILE IS ONE WAY TO FILL A ROOM… John Cutts / Lives in Mobile: 45:49 "I thought that's a great idea. We need better infrastructure. We need more access to the bay so residents can enjoy the water." 45:58 – :08 PEOPLE PACKED IN — SQUEEZING ALL THEIR OPINIONS ONTO THESE MAPS….WITH MESSAGES WRITTEN ON POST-IT NOTES…. Alvin Bernstein / Moved to Mobile 6 years ago: 30:02 "if there's actually a beach that could be developed near McNally Park that would be awesome." 30:08 – :06 ALONG WITH THE POST- IT NOTES — PEOPLE ALSO PLACED GREEN STICKERS FOR POSITIVE — AND RED STICKERS FOR NEGATIVE — ON PICTURES OF WHAT COULD COME TO THE PARKS… Alvin Bernstein / Moved to Mobile 6 years ago: 29:38 "better access to the parks, there's a growing kayaking community. " 29:43 – :05 John Cutts / Lives in Mobile: 46:14 "best part about it would just be able to ride your bike around and enjoy looking at the great scenic views and connecting it to the rest of Mobile." 46:22 – :08 WHILE THERE WAS A LOT OF POSITIVE TALK — PEOPLE ALSO EXPRESSED THEIR CONCERNS… Glen Shaw / Lives in Mobile: 33:05 "I want the millions of dollars they have allotted to be invested into the areas without having a bunch of homeless show up and camp on our shores and a bunch of trash at the end of the day that we're going to have to pick up." 33:21 – :16 IF YOU COULD NOT MAKE IT TO TONIGHT'S MEETING – THE CITY WILL BE SENDING OUT AN ONLINE SURVEY. THE RELEASE DATE FOR IT IS SET IN MID- AUGUST. REPORTING LIVE IN MOBILE – DANA WINTER WKRG NEWS FIVE. "Look, Okaloosa County is not the fun Nazis," NEW AT TEN–. A COMAPLAINT FROM A CONCERNED CITIZEN IN OKALOOSA COUNTY HAS OFFICIALS

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