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Kyla Brown, The Park Districts general Manager, provides a platform for staff to share information and ask questions. Visit the Ask the GM
Recent Q&R Responses
With parks on the path to opening I myself, a field staff employee, have noticed that guests have had the worst behavior I have ever seen. Is there any update on training park rangers for citation authority?
First, I think it’s important to recognize that people in general are dealing with a lot of change and uncertainty. The issues we are facing related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) tend to generate opposing viewpoints, whether they think people should remain self-isolated, or that we all should go back to “normal”. That said, we collectively need to be patient and understand that each visitor to our park may show their feelings in different ways. Sometimes, this translates into not wanting to follow the rules or respect staff. Now, more than ever, we need to find ways to earn respect and seek voluntary compliance. I understand that there are some interactions with guests that require stronger enforcement options.
We, RivCoParks, are still seeking to update Ordinance 328 and utilize the citation authority it provides. This is taking longer than we anticipated, but still in progress. At this point, we expect to have updates ready for the Board to consider by the end of the year. Until then, continue to do your part to educate and communicate with guests and as restrictions become more relaxed, hopefully our guests will too.
Why don’t park staff receive updates on incident reports, i.e., what happens to guests who have caused problems? Are there any consequences such as banning (from the park), or fines?
Actions pertaining to guests where incidents occur are handled at the park level. It is up to the site Supervisor and/or Manager to determine the appropriate response to incidents and make recommendations for asking guests to leave and/or banning them from the park site. While these actions have been taken several times in recent years, it does take violation from the guest that rises to the level of expulsion. Beyond park rules, guest must be in violation of Ordinance 328, and typically either have documented repeat offenses, or the behavior has to be bad enough that one offense leads to asking them not to return. The Supervisor and Manager would need to communicate their desire to ban the individual, along with providing evidence to support their decision. To date (in my 10 years of working for the District), I have only received a handful of these requests. If you are concerned about the activity occurring at your park site, you should start by communicating your concerns to your direct Supervisor and/or Manager. If you are not satisfied with their response, you are welcome to make an appointment with your respective Chief, the Assistant Parks Director, or me so that we may address your concerns.
I thought we were only allowed specific verbiage on our email signature page. I see…opinions noted.
You are correct. We have developed a signature standard that helps reinforce our RivCoParks “brand” and make us identifiable as an organization when we email others. Personal quotes, tag lines, images, and opinions should not be included. It’s been a while since we’ve shared the protocol with staff, so now is a good time for a reminder. Here is the link to our most recent standard.
While we don’t “audit” signatures, I do rely on supervisor’s to hold their staff to the standards we have set. Thank you for bringing your particular concern to our attention.