ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — As more people head outside because of the pandemic, parks have never been more valuable in the Med City.
However, should $2 million go towards them if it will cost homeowners more?
Katrina Pulham and Kelly Rae Kirkpatrick are both running for the Ward 4 City Council seat and use the parks in their neighborhoods. The potential increase of around $33 a year for homeowners has one candidate warning now is not the time for park improvements.
Yet the candidates can agree on a few things.
“I think the parks need help.,” Kirkpatrick said. “I think the parks need community input for what this referendum is going to do.”
“I don’t feel like we’ve touched the surface of what we could have for our park system here,” Pulham agreed.
Some people feel this year is not the right time.
“My problem with this referendum is that