Last night was the meeting of the Regent Square Civic Association regarding the proposed Kate and Peter Ambrusko Memorial Treehouse project for the Turtle Park area of Frick Park. First, thanks to those of you that were able to come out and thanks for saying hi to me. Big thanks to Kim who showed up with a box of coloring books, bags, and DVDs for Make Room for Kids.
It was a standing room only crowd, and it was nice to see the wearing o’ the green in support of Amy.
I’ll let Bram (who wore a green PittGirl shirt. HAH!) give you the more detailed rundown as my opinion is way too biased for me to tell you everything that was said. I just want to say that it was a positive meeting in that both sides expressed their opinions in a calm and civil way, which is what Amy wanted all along. A majority of the problems expressed had to do with traffic and parking, so hopefully, the city and the conservancy can address those concerns in a way that makes everyone happy. It remains to be seen. You can read Amy’s thoughts on the meeting here.
I spent the meeting in the back of the room, hiding under a worn out Pirates ball cap, and I have to tell you that near the end, one of the women who got up to say that Regent Square residents take care of each other and they are simply trying to preserve their small slice of paradise, said that regardless of “what some of you may have read on some ‘blog’ …” She not only kinda rolled her eyes a bit when she said the word, she FINGER-QUOTED the word blog, and possibly gagged in the middle of the word. I’m not saying this to be difficult or to create drama or anything. I’m saying this because it was my FAVORITE MOMENT of the whole evening. It was hilarious and I literally laughed out loud, quietly.
However, if she had said “mommy-blog” she would have been met by a crumpled ball of paper bonked off her nose from somewheresabout in the back of the room.
[awkward kung fu moves]