I am writing as a concerned citizen who is not very pleased with being locked out of a city park donated to the people of San Saba for five day. In my opinion, this is unacceptable. It is the only swimmable body of water near town and is critical for those families without air conditioning to cool off. I am a taxpayer and I should have rights of passage to the park at any time. I should also be informed as to who is making decisions of locking the park when weather and flooding might occur. I also do not believe the park should be locked during pecan season.
This park is owned by the City of San Saba and I wish to make clear that the City of San Saba exists because of its citizens. The employees of the city of San Saba work for and in interest of the citizens. The above doesn't even completely begin to tap what this issue has presented. I would also like to make it clear that there is a worldwide pandemic of level 4, and such a decision on the economic council's part to bring a rumored 2000 people here from all parts of the United States and beyond is very difficult for me to understand.
I am glad that businesses in town generated income off of the event, however being locked out and unable to BBQ or swim generated sadness and resentment in myself and others. I do understand the economic problems faced by San Saba but no matter what they are, the people that live here always come first. I request that all citizens who agree that the public should not be locked out of Risien Park for circumstances such as these to contact the city manager at 372-5144 or email email@example.com.
A concerned citizen of San Saba