Skaters hoping for new digs soon

SAN BENITO — It was hard to miss the group of skateboarders sitting in the audience during Wednesday’s city meeting.

Most of them boarded, no doubt, to the meeting. Several had their skateboards in tow, hoping their dream of a new skate park could become reality.

City Commissioners Wednesday took the first step toward seeing that dream come to fruition.

The idea of a new skateboard park has been a topic in the community and among city officials for several years.

Mayor Celeste Sanchez hopes it can be built by summer. The skateboarders also hope they can have a new place to call home soon.

It wasn’t just a discussion had by city officials.

On a few occasions, the elusive skating teens got up and addressed the commission the other night about wanting to build a new skate park.

They came prepared.

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