It’s perhaps the biggest turnout ever for a Parks & Recreation Commission session.
And one of the biggest in memory for any public meeting.
The Town Hall full house turned out to hear — and comment on — 2 draft proposals for improvements to Compo Beach.
At 9:05 p.m., the public got to speak. Parks & Rec Commission chair Charlie Haberstroh gave the 1st slots to “anyone under 15 years old.” A number of teens advocated for the skate park, which is not in the current plans.
Another teenager, Theo Koskoff, said simply, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Plenty of other Westporters lined up to speak on other parts of the proposal, such as perimeter parking, the new entrance opposite Bradley Street, and changes to the marina.
A full report will appear in “06880” tomorrow morning.
But one thing was already clear: No one is planning to do anything to the cannons.