Shirley is not afraid to speak truth to power. See for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUDynArRtAU&t=1s
When the Little League Fields were repeatedly promised to the neighborhood as part of the Ford Site Masterplan, neighbors took city leaders at their word. They believed, as city leaders said as well as language posted on the city’s website for 10 years unequivocally stated, “The Little League Fields are the city’s top priority.”
For 20 years, city leaders promised an expansion of Pedro Park to build a downtown park the full length of one city block. That promise was in the City’s Comprehensive Plan and it was reinstated with each Neighborhood Plan that city leaders voted on over those two decades. When those promises were broken at the whim of leadership but without any community process what-so-ever, Shirley Erstad took notice.
Her testimony includes the Little League Fields and Pedro Park as her basis for wondering why the next promise of park space will be kept. The resolution she refers to is the agreement for the park near the soccer stadium.
In this video, see her hold the City Council accountable. Listen to the powerful try to shut her down, not once but twice.