Your vote, your voice matters. VOTE NO

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Dear Community, we’re coming down to the wire. Ballots must be dropped by 8pm tomorrow. Regardless of the outcome, I implore you to get involved, attend the board meetings (2nd Thursday, 6pm) ask questions, be a stand and ensure the NCRD becomes a Treasure for ALL.

Take a moment to read again what was said directly to me when meeting with a BM while specifically looking for stage accessibility in the PAC: ‘Why are you poking your nose in this’, ‘I have a disability, you don’t see me asking for special favors’; ‘You don’t want to get on the wrong side of the board, ‘WE HAVE OUR OWN WAY OF DOING THINGS’. Again, not one board member or staff disputed those comments, not one.

My dream for having the NCRD be a treasure for ALL is ATTAINABLE. I believe in the mission statement: which is to promote the Educational, Recreational, Social and Physical well being for the entire North County Community by providing activities for all ages and abilities in an inviting environment.

AND change is not going to happen as long as the status quo culture is supported with OUR tax dollars.

Again, Voting down the levy will not be the end of the NCRD. It will not be the end of the swim program or the after-school program, or those coming from the Health district. What it will do, it will send a clear message, it’s time for the NCRD to be for ALL.

So one last time:

If you are one who has had a negative experience, or been treated with less than respect with the NCRD staff or board.
Vote No.

If you are one who experiences the NCRD as not listening to the needs for ‘all ages and abilities’ as stated in the (nowhere to be displayed) mission statement.
Vote No.

If you are someone whose experience of requesting clarity, or asking questions to the board or the NCRD is as effective as spitting in the wind.
Vote No.

If you are someone who doesn’t trust the NCRD, or the Board, for any reason.
Vote No.

If you believe the NCRD functions as an ‘old boys club’, and you’re tired of paying for it.
Vote No.

If you are someone who is no longer using the NCRD.
Vote No.

If you believe the board should create committees to look for stage accessibility; youth recreation (skatepark); community alliance; and won’t.
Vote No.

VOTE NO for Diversity, Equity, Accessibility