I sent congratulatory emails to all Board of Commissioners members, including Chairman Boyce, concerning their passage (5-0) of the 2008 Park Bond on Jan. 10. Voters approved this $40M bond in 2008 by a 67 percent yes vote. Since payments were missed until now, the bond could only be funded at $24.7 million. I feel absolutely certain that Chairman Boyce will find $15.3 million to fully fund the bond. Unlike the previous chairman, he actually listens to residents and voters. Not only does he listen, he acts. It is so fantastic to have a chairman who does so.