Well, another $500,000 wasted by the Glendale City Council.
In the early 2000s, the City Council unanimously approved that allocation to develop a “chess park” and it was opened in 2005 with a ceremony that promised regular use as Glendale had its own chess club.
Now cast aside and being used by the homeless and as a lunch spot by others, the chess park is located on Brand Boulevard in a walk-through area between businesses.
The reason for this letter is that the News-Press on Dec. 12 reported that the L.A. Holiday Scholastic Chess Championships on Dec. 8 with young people, kindergarten through high school competing, was held not at the chess park but at the Maple Park Community Center.
So much for a bad decision by the Glendale City Council.