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City holds meeting on future of Santa Maria athletic fields

City holding meetings on future of Santa Maria athletic fields
Posted at 10:35 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 01:40:03-04

Santa Maria community members attended a meeting Monday night to discuss the city's plan to remove two softball fields.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss field availability and examine the city's policy on the athletic facilities allocation.

Currently, the Parks and Recreation Department operates 18 athletic fields, this includes 11 ballfields.

"It's never easy to adjust fields because you take away from one sport to give to another, and someone is always going to be upset," says Recreation Supervisor Gabriel Velasco, "our job as the city is to make sure that we are meeting the needs of the community and provide as much field space as we can."

The parks department is still hoping to reach a compromise with community members.

There will be more meetings held in the future, or you can visit this website to provide your input.