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Set Vista Park tone, undo robbery

$810 of $1,100 goal

Raised by 32 people in 8 months
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Help us to undo the Vista Skatepark robbery.

As we all know, it only takes a few people to ruin the image of a skatepark for the general public. 99% of the skaters who use the skatepark do their best to maintain the space and keep the vibe right. 

Vista has wanted a park for some time, and to have one of the city employees robbed of over a G in the first week just sucks. It sends the wrong message, and has pissed off pretty much every skater we know. 

Now, we can't keep people from doing stupid things - but we can pitch in a little spare cash as a show of good faith to the city. It may not be much, but it will right this one wrong, and remind the city who they really built this park for - the skaters.

The funds will go directly to the dude who got jacked to replace his sh!t. $1,100 isn't much, we can probably raise it pretty quickly if we all pitch in $10 or $20.

Thanks for your help. A few benjamins to help remind the people who we really are is a small price to pay. It may go as far as to help make sure the lights stay on for a proper night session. 

Thanks for all of your help.
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Hi friends! Thanks so much for your help! The Vista City Council received the check with much gratitude, and it will be used for coping repair and skatepark maintenance. The main takeaway here is that we shifted the narrative around skateboarders and the skatepark. Thank you all for your help. Please note that the smaller number on the check is due to 1) Wells Fargo's processing fee for a cashier's check 2) Gregory Snyder donated at the end after (I thought) I closed the campaign. His donation will either go to the city for the same use, or I will by his book on the ethnography of skateboarding and public space in LA... ;)
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Hey friends. We will be presenting the City of Vista with the check for $790 on behalf of the local skate community (thanks to you all!) this coming Tuesday evening at the Vista City Council meeting (this is the earliest one possible - thanks for your patience). If anyone wants to attend, please confirm with your name in a comment. I will do my best to acknowledge the list of donors while I have a moment on the mic. The money is being donated as a show of good faith, to be used to cover maintenance, and to remind the council who the skatepark community is. Hope to see some of you there, we will surely recognize you if you wish to come up to the podium with me!
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Hey skatepark friends and donors!

I'm about to make the final decision on what to do with these funds. Please see my last update to get an idea of what's going on. Long story short: guy got his stuff taken care of by the city's insurance - we now have an opportunity to either:

1) Refund everyone's money
2) Donate to the city's skatepark maintenance fund at the Council meeting as a show of good faith and request to turn the lights back on.
3) Send muffins to the parks board meetings from the skaters.
4) Use funds to do permitted evening session/bbqs to demonstrate that evening sessions are valuable.

Please reply with your vote. If you don't reply I will assume you are comfortable with using the funds to set the tone (as noted in the original post) which would include 2-4.

Thanks!

Alec
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$810 of $1,100 goal

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GS
$20
Gregory Snyder
4 months ago
CE
$25
Cynthia Ellis
8 months ago
$20
David Klein
8 months ago
$100
Julie Lowen
8 months ago
KI
$25
Kona Ice
8 months ago
JG
$50
Joe Green
8 months ago
$25
Anonymous
8 months ago
CT
$15
crystal troupe
8 months ago
DK
$15
Danielle King
8 months ago
$15
Mary Jo Poole
8 months ago
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