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File #: 2019-1082    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/26/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/3/2019 Final action:
Title: RECOMMENDATION OF POSSIBLY RENAMING PARK AMENITY AFTER A LONG-TERM VOLUNTEER COACH (CITY COUNCIL)
Sponsors: Community Services
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Petition, 2. Exhibit 2 - Policy and Procedure
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Discussion


SUBJECT:
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RECOMMENDATION OF POSSIBLY RENAMING PARK AMENITY AFTER A LONG-TERM VOLUNTEER COACH (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

At the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 it was discussed to consider naming Veterans Park Diamond # 1 after long-term coach Don Martinez. The commission considered this proposal and ultimately moved to have the City Council consider and determine the best direction to take regarding this matter.
Currently Recreation and Human Services recognizes it long term volunteers by:
* Nate Riddick Volunteer Banquet - every 3rd year 20+ year volunteers receive special recognition, plaque, and biography in program
* Council presentation to recognize 20+ year Volunteer - Last scheduled on May 7, 2019
Other ways to recognize long-term volunteers:
* Engraved Brick in Xeriscape Garden at Community Center
* Perpetual Volunteer plaque at the New Corporate Yard lobby
* Perpetual Volunteer plaque at each park facility
* Website and Social Media recognition
* Planting a tree in honor of 20+ year Volunteer.


II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

CONSIDER and PROVIDE direction to staff.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE an action the Council deems appropriate.


IV. BACKGROUND

At its May 30, 2019, meeting, the Parks and Recreation Commission received a request during Oral Communications from the family of Don Martinez to name Diamond #1 at Veterans Park the Don Martinez Baseball Field. A signed petition was provided to the commission to show the public's support for this proposal (Exhibit No. 1). The item was later added to the Commission's June 27, 2019, meeting wherein the members recommended to have the City Council determine if the field should be renamed.
While the City does not have a policy related to the naming of a specific park amenity like a baseball diamond for an individual, Policy and Procedure 1.8a (Exhibit No. 2) provides ...

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