I thought the City was going to use synthetic turf for the Youth Baseball/Softball Complex?

The State Legislature passed Amara's law in 2023. The law places a ban on the non-essential use of poly-fluoroalkyl (PFAS) beginning in 2032. Based on the fact that most, if not all, synthetic turf contains PFAS, the City isn’t interested in installing a product that is planned to be banned in the near future. If a synthetic turf product is proven to not contain PFAS the city would consider the product. Installing synthetic turf is advantageous to youth baseball/softball to allow for earlier access in the spring, more games to be played, fewer cancellations because of weather conditions, and less regular maintenance by park maintenance crews.

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1. Why is the City putting forward an investment plan for the park system at this time?
2. What is the plan the City is proposing to voters?
3. Who came up with this plan?
4. Will my taxes increase all at once?
5. If the referendum passes, is there a way for me to receive any property tax relief?
6. Will the City use local contractors for this project if the Parks Referendum passes?
7. Can't we wait a few more years to make improvements?
8. Have Apple Valley residents been involved in the planning process?
9. Why aren't there detailed drawings of the proposed new construction?
10. How much will this Parks Referendum cost and how will it be funded?
11. What are the other funding sources the City plans to use?
12. What is happening with the new Youth Baseball/Softball Complex?
13. I thought the City was going to use synthetic turf for the Youth Baseball/Softball Complex?
14. What is happening at Redwood Park?
15. What is happening at Kelley Park?
16. Will the City be making strides to improve the environment?
17. If the Parks Referendum passes, what happens next?
18. What happens if the Parks Referendum isn't approved?