The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will hear from business owners and gardeners who want to pay for a bocce ball court in Justin Herman Plaza on the grassy knoll lined by palm trees.
They could vote to accept the $61,000 gift for the labor, and if they do, construction could begin on Aug. 20th and end as early as Sept. 3.
All but one of the Rec and Park commissioners present at the regular meeting Thursday voted to approve the gift.
Commissioner Gloria Bonilla voted against it, because she said Rec and Park had not done its own outreach and relied on the people organizing the gift. People who spoke during public comment were also concerned about the lack of outreach. However, Bonilla talked fondly of the sport and said it could be a good addition.
But even if the board approves the donation, park officials still have to figure out who’s going to manage the bocce ball court.