This is terribly disappointing. But this is not over.
The mayor and governor announced today that they are restarting the city’s environmental impact study. But there have already been multiple studies. They show that you can’t demolish the pool and build a new beach without breaking the law. And not just one law: lots of them, state and federal.
If this study is done correctly, it will reach the same conclusion. If it isn’t done correctly, well, the natatorium will have its day in court.
The shame is that we’re wasting yet more time. We shouldn’t be fighting in court. We should be working together — city, state and private sector — to restore this magnificent, historical treasure and reopen it.
Help Save Your Natatorium!
Have you been waiting for the right time to speak your mind? This is it!
Tell Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Gov. Neil Abercrombie how you feel. Tell them that this is not negotiable: The Natatorium represents our debt to our veterans. It represents our history. It represents our culture. It must be renewed and reopened.