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Letter: Chess park a waste to the city

December 20, 2013

Well, another $500,000 wasted by the Glendale City Council.

In the early 2000s, the City Council unanimously approved that allocation to develop a “chess park” and it was opened in 2005 with a ceremony that promised regular use as Glendale had its own chess club.

Now cast aside and being used by the homeless and as a lunch spot by others, the chess park is located on Brand Boulevard in a walk-through area between businesses.

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The reason for this letter is that the News-Press on Dec. 12 reported that the L.A. Holiday Scholastic Chess Championships on Dec. 8 with young people, kindergarten through high school competing, was held not at the chess park but at the Maple Park Community Center.

So much for a bad decision by the Glendale City Council.

Don Mazen
Glendale

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