The Mayor is scheduled to deliver her proposed Capital Improvement Plan to the City Council today. The last CIP contained an item for replacement of Gath Pool, but many years into the future. There is no question that Gath–an important community resource–is in terrible condition, leaking thousands of gallons per day among other things. As an adjunct to her proposal to use Albemarle Park for NewCAL, the Mayor had promised to accelerate the construction of a new indoor-outdoor pool on the site, for a cost of about $9 million. When asked which item(s) on the CIP would be displaced in that event, the Commissioner of Building Buildings demurred.
Now that Albemarle is presumably heading off the list as a NewCAL site, where will Gath Pool end up on the CIP?