I just got an e-mail from Manjeet Ranu, the vice chairman of the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board.

He has been pushing to get the city to build the first neighborhood park in his community, Pacific Highlands Ranch. We wrote about it a couple of weeks ago, highlighting how city budget troubles have affected the construction of public facilities in new developments that have been expecting them, and already paid construction costs.

The mayor’s 5-year financial outlook through 2015, released Thursday, listed the public facilities scheduled to come on-line over the next five years.

Gonzales Canyon Neighborhood Park was not among them, though the community’s facilities financing plan scheduled construction to begin this fiscal year.

He wrote Park Department director Stacey LoMedico to ask if it had been listed under another name.

She responded:

We have partial (operations) funding allocated in FY15 as the project is anticipated to come on line mid-year. The balance would be requested in FY16.

“This is not acceptable to the community,” Ranu wrote.

What do you think? Shoot me an e-mail at adrian.florido@voiceofsandiego.org.


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