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Rick Thomas
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DANA Outreach Cmte at Bubbling Wells

May 2, 2009 from 9am to 10am
Meeting LocationLorri Coles’s home4620 Circle Lazy J Road (Bubbling Wells)MAIN TOPICS* Community Garden* Members to attend other Neigborhood Meetings* Riverside Neighborhood ConferenceSee More
May 1, 2009
Rick Thomas commented on Dana Outreach Committee's group DANA GREEN RESOURCES
"There is more than one approach to a community garden. Something to think about is whether this community garden (or gardens) is something that DANA will create a volunteer corps to plant/maintain/harvest or whether it will be plotted out to…"
Apr 27, 2009
Rick Thomas commented on Dana Outreach Committee's group DANA GREEN RESOURCES
"Maybe more difficult sites for a community garden could include Bryant Elementary School and the Grant Elementary School property."
Apr 24, 2009
Rick Thomas commented on Dana Outreach Committee's group DANA GREEN TEAM
"Many of the recommendations that Mike Gentile and I made for the Tequesquite Park Task Force are along the lines of Low Impact Development which is simply a variety of techniques to manage stormwater and runoff water quality in urban design that…"
Apr 14, 2009
Rick Thomas commented on Dana Outreach Committee's group DANA GREEN TEAM
"how do i join this thing? doesn't matter, see you in the a.m. eileen"
Apr 3, 2009
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DANA Outreach Cmte at "Jerry & Nancy Sturmer's home"

April 4, 2009 from 9am to 10am
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Apr 3, 2009
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DANA GREEN TEAM

Researching projects to reduce water, promote energy efficiency and green construcion THANK YOU WOOD STREETS for starting this neighborhood initiative !See More
Mar 24, 2009
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Mar 2, 2009
Michael Gentile and Rick Thomas are now friends
Feb 24, 2009
Rick Thomas and Chani Beeman are now friends
Feb 22, 2009
Rick Thomas is now a member of DANA Outreach Committee
Feb 21, 2009

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At 12:16pm on February 21, 2009, Dana Outreach Committee said…
Nice haircut ! What are your thoughts on Tesquesquite ?
At 12:56pm on February 21, 2009, Rick Thomas said…
Yeah, yeah on the hair...it'll be short again soon. I haven't read the Teq. NOP, so not sure where that is going yet. But, as for the park master plan as approved previously:
-I wish it would have responded more to the members of the public who spoke early on in the process at the Task Force Meetings rather than Parks & Recreation determination of what people need.
- I wish there was more coordination between Parks & Public Works on being able to incorporate more natural features and a restored Tequesquite Creek/Arroyo as part of the park design - something that other cities around the U.S./world are doing with great success and public benefit, and something that Riverside doesn't believe is possible.
- I wish the park design provided a better transition from urban Riverside to the Santa Ana River through physical design and plant species use. The design has far too many shopping center plant species and needs many more natives and native compatible, water conserving species incorporated throughout.
- I wish the park design had vastly less turf and vastly more naturalized areas for walking/biking paths.
- I wish that parking was minimized, rather than maximized, and utilized Palm Ave. as a parking opportunity rather than everyone parked on site.
- I wish the Park entry would be off of Palm Ave., rather than Tequesquite to protect adjacent residences and work better traffic circulation wise. Those neighborhoods will be highly impacted by new traffic coming/going from ball games.
- I wish the City would reduce the width of Palm Ave. from 4 to 2 lanes allowing for off street parking adjacent to the street and resulting in traffic calming along Palm Ave.

But the master plan isn't all bad. It does respond to many of the things that Mike Gentile and I hoped to have included. It does have an all purpose "village green" area not dedicated to any specific use, it incorporates some stormwater capture and natural water quality treatment elements, it has some permeable paving in the parking areas, limits active sports to two ball fields, includes an area for a Chinese memorial garden (although should be larger), includes trailhead areas for Mt. Rubidoux and the SAR Trail, has walking/biking/jogging paths, etc.
At 9:05pm on February 22, 2009, Chani Beeman said…
Thanks for keeping us up on the Tequesquite issue!

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