Statement before the Glenn A. Walsh
Council of the
Proposed Telephone: 412-561-7876
2005 September 6
Good morning. I am Glenn A. Walsh of
The proposal, by the Salvation Army, to construct a
state-of-the-art recreation center for the residents of
I am not sure why a sale of the property is even being contemplated. To me, the answer is obvious.
If this land is to be used for the proposed recreation center, then City Council should do the same thing they have done with Buhl Planetarium, Carnegie Libraries, and Carnegie Institute. Lease the necessary property to the Salvation Army. Then, in the lease agreement, City Council can specify the public oversight that they feel is needed for this public property.
If this proposed recreation center is to be constructed on city park land, the property to be used for the facility should be leased to the Salvation Army, not sold.