Corning receives $4.2 million grant to fund park

CORNING City of Corning officials learned Monday morning the Olive City will be the recipient of a $4.2 million state park bond grant, which comes from Proposition 84. Full Story
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Uncle Dickie

United States

#1 Nov 9, 2010
Way to go Corning, a beautiful new park that will be used by less the 1/2 percent of the 6,000 or so Corning residents.

What a waste and loss for Red Bluff that should have received part of the grant monies.
Pat Johnston

Placerville, CA

#2 Nov 9, 2010
This is why GRANTS ARE STUPID!!! Corning can barely keep its doors open, but it will have an over the top park, they won't have money to maintain and will eventually close it down. This is a perfect example of GOVERNMENT WASTE and BUREUACRATIC STUPIDITY!

Give us our money back and we'll decide where to spend it best. Sacramento and Washington DC needs to stay out of our pockets and out of our local decision making.
thats a first

Redding, CA

#3 Nov 9, 2010
Pat Johnston wrote:
This is why GRANTS ARE STUPID!!! Corning can barely keep its doors open, but it will have an over the top park, they won't have money to maintain and will eventually close it down. This is a perfect example of GOVERNMENT WASTE and BUREUACRATIC STUPIDITY!
Give us our money back and we'll decide where to spend it best. Sacramento and Washington DC needs to stay out of our pockets and out of our local decision making.
I can't believe I am agreeing with Pat Johnston. For once you have said something intelligent. Maybe there is hope for you.
peace

Oroville, CA

#4 Nov 9, 2010
about time!!!.
craig

United States

#5 Nov 9, 2010
Pat Johnston wrote:
This is why GRANTS ARE STUPID!!! Corning can barely keep its doors open, but it will have an over the top park, they won't have money to maintain and will eventually close it down. This is a perfect example of GOVERNMENT WASTE and BUREUACRATIC STUPIDITY!
Give us our money back and we'll decide where to spend it best. Sacramento and Washington DC needs to stay out of our pockets and out of our local decision making.
It states that it comes prop 84 bonds. This is the money that people who have no way of knowing how we are ever going to pay this money back, voted to spend it anyway. They think that when you pass all these prop bonds, the money will just materialize. No, it comes from the people that are broke.
Melinda

Chico, CA

#6 Nov 9, 2010
That is the last thing this county needs. After all is said and done the county will be crying that they are broke and un-able to maintain the park and all will go to hell. Worry about the roads that need repair, even better "how about the homeless people", or people that are loosing their homes. Is there a fund for individuals/families? Take care of what matters, stop worrying about creating more costs for the county.
sandslinger

Los Osos, CA

#7 Nov 9, 2010
Uncle Dickie wrote:
Way to go Corning, a beautiful new park that will be used by less the 1/2 percent of the 6,000 or so Corning residents.
What a waste and loss for Red Bluff that should have received part of the grant monies.
Why should Red Bluff get part of the money? They had a fair shot at the money and were denied. What would they have done with it anyway? Probably just "beautified" the river park so the homeless and the druggies would have a pretty park to hang out in. Red Bluff needs to clean up the losers hanging out in their parks before another dime is spent there.
Reality

Redding, CA

#8 Nov 9, 2010
Sorry to all you Debbie Downers but this Corning tax payer is happy to see money poured into a better park. This will be a great park and the kids in corning will get more than 4 million $ worth of joy from it. I would rather see the money go towards enriching childrens lives than to helping homeless people. I am not against helping the homeless but a new park will benefit the entire comm. EVEN THE HOMELESS! they can sleep and shoot smack in the shiny new bathrooms. If times get bad I will mow the lawn myself! SNAP!
Kathy Brandt

United States

#9 Nov 9, 2010
Great for Corning, but we were hoping to expand the McGlenn pool to a 50M by 25Y competition pool where Junior Olympic Swim Meets could have been held and all citizens of Red Bluff could have enjoyed an amazing pool. It is a shame that the pool has so much potential but it will not be utilized now.
dave linnet

United States

#10 Nov 9, 2010
great job corning. we have been working on this for years. glad all that hard work paid off. let me know if i can help in anyway

Since: Jan 10

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#11 Nov 9, 2010
Gangbangers will have that trashed in no time.
Chriss Egg Farm

Magalia, CA

#12 Nov 9, 2010
I think this is terrific for both Corning and its youngsters. Why shouldn't our youth have a recreational park? Reading some of the above comments really drives home the fact that there appears to be a LOT of unfounded, biased feelings towards those of us who choose to call Corning home. I don't have children who will use this park, choosing, instead, to raise thousands of chickens (plus a few Great Danes thrown in for good measure) and. albeit, a lowly chicken farmer by trade I am also a former military helicopter and am GLAD to have chosen Corning as my home. I echo Mr. Linnets' comment whole-heartedly.
PS...the population of Corning is currently at 7,000 plus - not 6,000
davelinnet

United States

#13 Nov 10, 2010
quiet , lets keep corning a secret.what a great place to live.
peace

Oroville, CA

#14 Nov 10, 2010
Reality wrote:
Sorry to all you Debbie Downers but this Corning tax payer is happy to see money poured into a better park. This will be a great park and the kids in corning will get more than 4 million $ worth of joy from it. I would rather see the money go towards enriching childrens lives than to helping homeless people. I am not against helping the homeless but a new park will benefit the entire comm. EVEN THE HOMELESS! they can sleep and shoot smack in the shiny new bathrooms. If times get bad I will mow the lawn myself! SNAP!
I like that attitude!!!.
tsk tsk tsk

United States

#15 Nov 10, 2010
why over 4 million? why not 2 for corning and 2 for red bluff?
Seems a very expensive park for such a small town. Can Corning afford maintenance on this? i read corning was having terrible financial problems.
Lady

Oroville, CA

#16 Nov 10, 2010
Reality wrote:
Sorry to all you Debbie Downers but this Corning tax payer is happy to see money poured into a better park. This will be a great park and the kids in corning will get more than 4 million $ worth of joy from it. I would rather see the money go towards enriching childrens lives than to helping homeless people. I am not against helping the homeless but a new park will benefit the entire comm. EVEN THE HOMELESS! they can sleep and shoot smack in the shiny new bathrooms. If times get bad I will mow the lawn myself! SNAP!
I'm with you! This park will have some cool new features! We've been trying to get some kind of skate area for years and I for one am happy to see it finally materialize.

Some people on here would just have Corning gain nothing and die. Maybe it is just a park but I think it raises the city morale, its not like any of the parks we already have are super nasty, so obviously park care isnt a huge problem. The only park I've heard much complaint on is the City Pool Park which doesnt bring in enough money to maintain the pool.

Although I'd love to see more streets fixed, I'm more than overjoyed at a park that offers more than just trees and a swingset. Maybe we can get more festivals to come into town with that big park and ampitheater .(sp?) I think it will open up our options a lot! Its not a complete waste and anything that brings more culture to our rural area is a positive thing.

Since: Sep 10

Chico, CA

#17 Nov 10, 2010
davelinnet wrote:
quiet , lets keep corning a secret.what a great place to live.
I agree, Corning looks a lot less deserted then Red Bluff these days, and Orland as well.

Since: Sep 10

Chico, CA

#18 Nov 10, 2010
houndsgirl wrote:
Gangbangers will have that trashed in no time.
Talkin' out your butt, the parks in Corning are used very often and aren't trashed at all.
Jade

United States

#19 Nov 10, 2010
sandslinger wrote:
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Why should Red Bluff get part of the money? They had a fair shot at the money and were denied. What would they have done with it anyway? Probably just "beautified" the river park so the homeless and the druggies would have a pretty park to hang out in. Red Bluff needs to clean up the losers hanging out in their parks before another dime is spent there.
Yes, it's so nice to know that Corning will now have a nice park also, for their homeless and druggies to hang out in. Nice.
Lady52

Norwalk, CA

#20 Nov 11, 2010
Corning's homeless and druggies move up to Red Bluff so they can wash their clothes at Taco Bell. We don't have any businesses close to the city parks. Much more convenient in Red Bluff.

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