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At last night's San Rafael Planning Commission meeting, several soccer enthusiasts gathered to advocate for a soccer complex at the .

An 8-year-old soccer player said she loves soccer, but she and her mother have to spend more time driving to her practices and games than she spends on the field.

"I would like to spend less time in the car and more on the soccer fields," she said.

At the meeting, San Rafael City School board member Natu Tuatagaloa said the district does not have enough money to build new fields or revamp existing ones. If the Governor's tax initiative does not pass, "we're going to be fighting a huge up hill battle with the budget," he said, and the kids will suffer.

"They are the future of our community," he said. "They need a place to play."

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Kevin Moore June 01, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Jeff, you nailed it. So how much will each child have to pay to play soccer? Vs the free fields.
Victoria Castro June 03, 2012 at 07:10 PM
I say we need more fitness centers for adults with plenty of mirrors.
Tighe June 12, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Honestly, people who say we do not have enough fields in Marin really are not looking at this with any perspective but their own. Jeff Young, your comments are so wrong its almost pathetic. Yes, children are emphasized, but why don't you do your due diligence and not be totally ignorant. The later hours are for adults playing who have no place to play when they get off work. The field issue in Marin has been long documented and only debated against by NIMBY's. In San Rafael I grew up in classroom size graduating 17 kids. Average class sizes were 25-30. Since then Glenwood, Sun Valley, Davidson, Coleman, Santa Venetia (reopened & expanded), San Pedro, and I am sure more not only grew, but have exploded in size. So, we have tons more kids, we have just as many if not more adults, and not one new field has been built since the San Rafael High School field in 1980. We say we need more soccer fields, but in reality back then we also didn't have Lacrosse, Rugby, and/or nearly as many soccer teams and clubs all competing for the same space. Calling this a commercial venture may be sort of correct, but the reality is that it will provide something which our community needs. As for Kevin Moore's response, its even less brilliant than yours...because there are no free fields. The cities rents them for a high cost and if you try and play on them many times you are asked to leave or simply pushed off by those who did pay for them. You guys don't have a clue about it
Tighe June 12, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Hope you get a chance to see my response to your comments. They are really just so wrong. Granted kids are emphasized, but it way bigger than that and I could go on and on and make you look really silly, but I will stick to what I wrote.
Cori Castro July 02, 2012 at 06:33 PM
What free fields?

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