Why are leaders settling for a solution that doesn’t address all the problems? Why are we allowing one person’s plan, the Liberty State Park Protection (Deception) Act, to supersede the wishes of the community? Why have Jersey City’s communities of color not been brought into the decision-making process? Why were the ballfields, basketball courts and other amenities that were promised in the Master Plan never built? These questions and more must be answered before any final decisions are made about the future of OUR park.
THE BROKEN PROMISES OF LIBERTY STATE PARK
- 40% of Liberty State Park is contaminated. It’s no coincidence this toxic land sits right next to minority neighborhoods in Ward F.
- There’s been no community representation on any of the committees that have made decisions about LSP. The minority residents of Jersey City are totally excluded!
- The original 1977 Master Plan, which called for basketball courts, ball fields, an amphitheater and more, has been almost completely ignored, a betrayal of the Wards A and F communities!
- A transportation system for the park never happened, making it harder for minority communities to get to LSP.