Council postpones ruling on new skate park
The City Council decided Monday to delay for a month a decision on where to build a new skate park.
The council unanimously referred the question to its health and recreation committee, which has been studying the issue for several months. The committee is expected to provide a recommendation to the full council by July 16.
City workers removed the skate park on Marginal Way a few months ago to make way for redevelopment in Bayside. Two locations under consideration for a new park are Dougherty Field, between Douglass and St. James streets, and a field off Preble Street Extension, near Back Cove Trail.
Councilors asked the committee to make sure property owners in both areas have a chance to comment on the issue before making a recommendation. The committee plans to meet at 5 p.m. Thursday in Room 303 at City Hall.
Panel to weigh benefits of elected city mayor
The City Council`s legislative committee will consider the question of electing a charter commission to study possible changes to the city charter, including having an elected mayor.
Councilors David Marshall and Kevin Donoghue want to put the question on the November ballot.