Author Archive: Melynda Wilcox

An Update on AAA Progress So Far and a Look Ahead

As we near April 22 and the Spring2ACTion day of giving, we thought that it would be a good time to update everyone on what we as a group have accomplished in the last three years.

o  Three years ago, the City Manager recommended virtually no capital investment in our pools.  Three were closed; he recommended a fourth for immediate closure, and was satisfied to let the others continue to deteriorate.  By banding together into AAA, we were able to not only counter that outcome, but also to persuade City Council to invest $23 million in capital funds for pools.

o  AAA has been able to keep Warwick open for the past two summers when the City wanted to close it to save money.

o  AAA has been able to change the mindset of the City so that it now wants to improve our pools rather than close them.