Skaters in City Heights did everything they could think of to get a skate park built in their neighborhood.
They traded skinny jeans for slacks during meetings with decision-makers. They created homemade videos and launched a Facebook page. They lobbied City Councilwoman Marti Emerald, who in June signed a pledge to build a park filled with half-pipes in their neighborhood.
The political will to build the park is there. The money is not — at least in City Heights.