Save Memorial Park!
Photo: This is a view facing southwest towards the ball field and surrounding area for sale in Memorial Park. San Antonio Regional Hospital can be seen in the background.
What is Going On?
On March 26, 2018, the Upland City Council approved the sale of 12% (the southern ball field and its surrounding area) of our historic and lovely Upland Memorial Park to San Antonio Regional (SAR) Hospital. The hospital wants this area for a new medical building and more parking.
On May 16, 2018, the city of Upland asked the superior court in San Bernardino to approve the parkland sale via a lawsuit so that the city would NOT have to comply with Government Code Sections 38440-38462 that requires the city to have a 20-day public notice, a public hearing, and an election before a parkland sale can be completed.
One year later on May 29, 2019, Judge Cohn ruled that it was ILLEGAL for the city of Upland to ask the court to validate their sale of Memorial Park land, so the case was thrown out. For clarification, the court did NOT determine whether or not the sale itself was valid, but that the court could not make a decision on this type of case, a validation action.
On July 27, 2020, Mayor Stone, Mayor Pro Tem Zuniga, and Councilmember Velto voted in support of an ordinance that calls for an election to abandon and discontinue use of this 4.63 acres of Upland Memorial Park so that it may possibly be sold to SAR Hospital. So now it is up to voters to decide what will happen to our beautiful Memorial Park by voting on the "City of Upland Memorial Park Measure" also known as Measure Q.
So, we ask that you help Stop the Sale by voting NO on Measure Q!
Who Can Help?
Anyone who is cares about saving our public parks can volunteer or donate money to help with our campaign. Please subscribe to our website to learn how you can help; you do not have to be an Upland resident.
However, only Upland residents can vote on Measure Q.
Why Should I Help?
This sale of 4.6 acres of public parkland will decrease the quality of life and environment for Upland residents and their surrounding communities. The money from this sale cannot replace the invaluable public parkland that will be lost.
Please click here for more reasons to oppose the sale.
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