Westlake to hold open house and forum on Issue 53

An architect's rendering shows the proposed new senior and community services center. Courtesy Lifespan Design Studio

With the General Election on Nov. 7 only a few weeks away, residents have expressed interest in learning more about the capital improvement projects that passage of Westlake’s Issue 53, the renewal of the one-eighth percent (0.125%) income tax, could help bring to the city.

Mayor Dennis Clough invites residents and the general public to an Open House and Public Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 6-9 p.m. at the Westlake Recreation Center to discuss both topics.

At 7 p.m. in the Community Rooms, Mayor Clough will be joined by Community Services Department Director, Lydia Gadd, and Recreation Department Director, Bob DeMinico, to present an update on the Westlake Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The plan includes a new Aquatic Center, a new Senior and Community Services Building, a Sports Complex and other projects.

The mayor will explain Issue 53, a continuation of which could help pay for the list of prioritized projects, estimated at a total cost of $34.5 million. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.

Details on each of the projects are available on the city's website, www.cityofwestlake.org/Issue-53.

The League of Women Voters has prepared a list of pros and cons regarding this issue, as well as Issue 54 proposing an appointed law director; see page XX.

Volume 9, Issue 20, Posted 10:00 AM, 10.17.2017