In a pivotal Lake Forest City Council meeting last night, an exceptionally important amendment was proposed to the City Council to change Lake Forest's current Parks and
Recreation Skatepark Municipal Code to allow BMX riders into the recently opened etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest.
Proposed by Assistant City Manager Mark Pulone, the BMX amendment to the skatepark ordinance was well-received by Lake Forest Mayor Peter Herzog, as well as the entire City Council. Embracing the future admission of BMX to the skatepark, the City Council acknowledged the strong showing of etnies staff in attendance, which included Sole Technology COO Paul Migaki, etnies Teams and Promotions Manager Beau Brown, BMX Team Manager John Povah, as well as many others from the etnies camp. "etnies has been an incredible partner with this skatepark. Its great to see so many of you here," said Mayor Herzog.
It was then agreed that the proposed BMX amendment would be voted on by the Lake Forest City Council at the next City Council Meeting on February 17. Once approved, the amendment would go into effect thirty days after the vote.
etnies is currently planning a Grand Opening party for BMX at the park, and is excited by positive support of BMX from the city. "I'm happy that we've been able to work so closely with the City of Lake Forest. They have shown that they care about the needs of the residents of the community and of the Action Sports community, as well," said Beau Brown. "Finally, BMX riders have a world-class FREE facility to ride and a city that supports them!"
The amendment, which received strong positive support by the entire Lake Forest City Council, will have BMXers riding the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest by mid-March 2004.