- Huckleberries: Trustee Ann Seddon said at the recent School Board meeting that you told her that the city doesn't need the other half of Person Field. Is that true?
- Sandi Bloem: No.
- Huckleberries: What did you tell her?
- Sandi Bloem: Ann & I had a discussion during a break at the last council meeting. She was passionate about Person's staying as green space. I agreed. I told her that the council was concerned that we had a $650,000 value for Person Field. I urged continued negotiations to get there. I did say there were some citizens who felt a better value would be to use the $650,000 to create a neighborhood park on the city's half. And some of the council figure that we should get the school district property for free because the city originally owned it. I felt we left the conversation both feeling that we needed to work for a good settlement for both sides in the negotiations. I do believe now -- and will continue to believe -- that Person Field should remain public space.
- Huckleberries: When will the negotiations continue?
- Sandi Bloem: Thursday at 5 o'clock in the library community room. A workshop between the School District and the council has been set. The meeting is open to the public and will be televised.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.