You might ask that the City Council support the notion of a new public skatepark through a resolution. A resolution is an official document that clarifies the city’s position on particular matters. Resolutions are better than spoken endorsements or gestures of support because the resolution will remain even if members of City Council are replaced.
Here is a sample resolution:
RESOLUTION NO. ###-####
A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF YOURTOWN, YOURSTATE, SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF A SKATEPARK IN YOURPARKLOCATION;
WHEREAS, the community’s demographics, trends, and recreational interests have evolved and skateboarding has become an extremely popular activity for many Yourtown residents; and
WHEREAS, skateboarders do not have an appropriate skatepark in the city of Yourtown; and
WHEREAS, there is significant support for a skatepark in the city of Yourtown, and
WHEREAS, the Yourtown Skatepark Coalition has proposed than an area not to exceed 14,000 square feet within Yourparklocation, located at (address), Yourtown, Yourstate, be designated by the Mayor and City Council for a possible skatepark site; and
WHEREAS, the Yourtown Skatepark Coalition is willing to to develop a detailed proposal for such a site
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the City of Yourtown, Yourstate, that:
- The City supports the concept of a skatepark to be developed at Yourparklocation and address;
- The City agrees to review a design for such a skatepark to be submitted by the Yourtown Skatepark Coalition for acceptability;
- At the time a design for the skatepark is approved by the City, the City agrees to meet with the Yourtown Skatepark Coalition to discuss the funding, construction, ownership, operation, and liability for the skatepark.
This resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval of the Mayor and Council.
PASSED BY THE COUNCIL this (day) of (month, year).
SIGNED BY THE MAYOR this (day) of (month, year).