Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest Davis will hold a three-hour rally at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at Memorial Field to protest conditions there.
Davis, who is running for mayor against incumbent Mayor Clinton Young, is protesting in support of renovations at the park, which will be razed and replaced.
In a July 5 letter sent by recreation Commissioner Peter Neglia to the Mount Vernon City Council, Neglia asked the body to approve the issuance of construction documents for bidding.
The due date for the bids to renovate the park are due August 16, according to Neglia’s letter.
In order to expedite the beginning of construction, the documents only include phase one of the projects. Phase one does not include the grandstand and other essential elements needed before the park can open, according to Neglia’s letter.