Neighbors throw a flag over proposed lighting at Monterey High football field

Neighbors throw a flag over proposed lighting at Monterey High football field


PACKED HOUSE HERE… WHERE PEOPLE SOME
WILL BE VOICING
SUPPORT AND OTHERS
THEIR CONCERNS OVER
THE NEW STADIUM
LIGHTS. PK DIFFENBAUGH-
SUPERINTEN DENT
MPUSD CLIP# 2990696
03:24:22 WHEN WE HAVE
HOME GAMES, IT’S
EMBARRASSING FOR THEM TO HAVE TO PLAY UNDER
GENERATOR LIGHTS YOU HAVE
CAN’T HEAR THE
CHEERLEADERS, YOU CAN’T
HEAR THE BAND, YOU’RE
SOAKING UP FUMES NADINE AL NIMRI -MONTEREY
HIGH STUDENT 03:37:40
“WE DON’T WANT TO GO TO
MPC FOR ALL THE HOME
GAMES… RATHER COME DOWN DOWNT
AND BACK UP,” AT
MONTEREY HIGH THERE’S
NO PERMANENT STADIUM
LIGHTS, IT’S MISSING A
PRESS BOX… NO VISITOR BLEACHERS. VANESSA YOUNAN-
MONTEREY HIGH
STUDENT 03:385:40 “I
DON’T LIKE THE OPPONENTS
SCREAMING NEXT TO ME
WHEN WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE BOOING,” FOOTBALL
REFEREES REFUSE TO
WORK UNDER PORTABLE
LIGHTS, BECAUSE OF
SAFETY ISSUES…. SO
THAT MEANS GAMES HAVE TO BE PLAYED AT
MONTEREY PENINSULA
COLLEGE…. PK DIFFENBAUGH-
SUPERINTEN DENT
MPUSD CLIP# 2990696
03:27:18 ATHLETICS FOR
SOME KIDS ARE THE REASON
THEY ARE COMING TO SCHOOL,, IT’S THE REASON
THEY STAY IN SCHOOL….WE
ARE SAYING IT’S EQUALLY
IMPORTANT ALANI LETANG-
STANDUP CLIP# 2990698
03:33:15 “THIS IS A LETTER PEOPLE ARE POSTING ON
DOORS, QUESTIONING THE
STADIUM LIGHTS, STATING
THAT NIGHT TIME USE IS AN
ISSU AND ARE WORRIED
CONCERTS WILL COME HERE. SUPER SAYS HE HEARS YOUR
CONCERNS AND IS HOPING
HE CAN WORK WITH YOU,”
PK DIFFENBAUGH-
SUPERINTEN DENT
MPUSD CLIP# 2990696 03:24:01 AND THAT’S WHAT
WE ARE LOOKING TO DO, WE
DON’T WANT TO DO ANYTHING
THAT WILL HURT THE
NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT WE
ALSO WANT TO HAVE A PROECT KIDS FEEL PROUD OF. STEVE PONDICK-LIVEX
NEXT TO MONTEREY
HIGH CLIP#2990714
03:41:35 IT WAS DONE
WITHOUT ENOUGH
OUTREACH,…. AND OUR TAX DOLLARS ARE
BEING USED AGAINST
US.”03:42:45 “I WANT THE
AWARENESS..AS I WALK
AROUND PEOPLE ARE
UNAWARE THAT THIS IS GOING ON.” THE
SUPERINTENDENT SAYS A
LETTER WAS SENT OUT
TO NEIGHBORS… ASSURING THEM THEY’D
MONITOR NOISE AND
FURTHER…HE SAYS …. PK DIFFENBAUGH-
SUPERINTEN DENT
MPUSD 03:21:56 “WE
WON’T RENT IT OUT TO
ANYONE TO USE THE LIGHTS,
WE WILL JUST TAKE THAT OFF THE TABLE… 03:22:16 ALL WE WANT TO
DO IS SERVE OUR KIDS.”
HOWEVER…NOT
EVERYONE IS CONVINCED
THE SCHOOL WILL
FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THAT REGULATION STEVE
PONDICK-LIVEX NEXT TO
MONTEREY HIGH
CLIP#2990714 03:43:59
“HOWEVER I DON’T KNOW IF
THEY CAN CONTROL THAT, IT IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL,”…. BUTT TOO 03:44:49 WE
WANTED TRANSPARENCY AND
WE DIDN’T GET IT,”
SOME OTHER CONCERNS
FROM
NEIGHBORS….WERE THE INCREASE IN TRAFFIC
WHEN THE NEW
BLEACHERS GO UP.. AND POSSIBLLY MORE
TRASH FROM NON-
SCHOOL EVENTS THAT
ARE RENTED OUT TO THE
PUBLIC. THIS PROJECT IS ONLY
JUST A PART OF MEASURE
“EYE” FUNDING—-A $213
MILLION DOLLAR BOND
APPROVED BY VOTERS IN
JUNE LAST YEAR TO FUND THAT IS ALSO
BUILDING A NEW SCIENCE
CENTER AT MONTEREY
HIGH, A NEW TRACK AT
SEASIDE, UPDATING HVAC
SYSTEMS, FIXING ROOFS. THE MONTEREY HIGH
UPGRADED SPORTS
FACILITIES STILL NEEDS
SCHOOL BOARD
APPROVAL BEFORE IT
GET’S STATE APPROVAL. DAN, ERIN.###
WHICH YOU CAN SEE
HIGHLIGHTS FROM ON
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYBOOK
BLITZ STARTING THIS
FRIDAY ON ACTION NEWS AT ELEVEN. ##

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