Fairmount Park Elections
On May 17, two days after the primary, the Board of Judges will be electing the Fairmount Park Commissioners. The Friends of Fairmount Park and other park reformers concerned about our heritage think the Fairmount Park Commissioners should be appointed by the Mayor rather than elected by the Board of Judges. In the event the City Charter is not amended between now and May 17, why don’t the Friends of Fairmount Park ask the mayoral candidates to declare which applicants they support for election to the Commission?
If the mayoral candidates declare who they support for the Fairmount Park Commission, the candidates will be able to have an impact on who is ultimately elected by the Board of Judges (without changing the City Charter) AND the candidates can demonstrate how much they care about our parks.