Editorial: Give sports facilities survey a glanceOver the years, this newspaper has consistently encouraged its readers to be involved in the democratic process and in their respective communities.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
Over the years, this newspaper has consistently encouraged its readers to be involved in the democratic process and in their respective communities. Whether it’s asking citizens to vote in elections, or to support any number of non-profit organizations that benefit the city in which they live, we feel it’s of the utmost importance to promote this type of active participation.
We reinforce this message with last week’s announcement of a new online survey that asks for community input on Worthington’s current and proposed sports facilities. As Worthington City Administrator Craig Clark told the Daily Globe for the Dec. 1-2 edition, “It’s an effort to follow up on the open house we had for folks who couldn’t make the open house and still wanted to provide comment.”
That open house, hosted last month, attracted more than 50 people, a turnout we feel to be pretty solid. However, when considering how many youths and adults alike utilize these types of facilities at one time or another, the input thus far has been pretty minimal. And, even for those folks not involved in sports, they should consider how their tax dollars are being utilized.
The Athletic Facility Needs survey be seen at www.ci.worthington.mn.us, www.isd518.net and www.worthingtonmnchamber.com.