Mayor Says Basketball Courts Attract Undesirables

By Jayson Campadonia, KABC

Arcadia Mayor Pro Tem Roger Chandler told city council members this week that unsanctioned basketball tournaments Eisenhower Park bring in the type of people he doesn’t want in the city.  The park is undergoing a complete transformation with picnic areas and baseball diamonds, but the basketball courts are not coming back.  Some folks who live in the area say the city is paranoid and they are excluding people of other colors, races and ethnicities.