08-25-2016, 08:54 AM
Any ordinances he may be relying upon, beyond a doubt do not cover creating a computer program (or book, or brochure, or television program) directing people to go play in the park. This is just communication. Free speech.
Now look at a similar activity: geocaching. Here, people actually place physical things in the park. That could conceivably be considered illegal. But no protest on that.
Anyway, one would think that he would be thrilled that his parks are finally actually being used, rather than sitting mostly dormant, a big mismanaged waste of space. And increased litter? Come on. Highly doubtful. These are middle and upper class people playing this game. The litter is from the homeless and shady people who hang around the parks -- people who are breaking the law, people who are messing up the parks, people who are destroying any value the parks have by scaring away the citizens, making them unattractive, ugly, and dangerous-seeming places -- and why hasn't John Dargle cracked down and kicked them out?
Dargle seems to be happy with the disfunctional norm of empty parks populated by vagabonds and highly uncomfortable with the possibility of bustling parks full of life, activity, and normal people.
Well, normal other than the kooky game they are playing. :p