Andy’s Unity Park Gets the Go Ahead

An image of Andy Lopez is surrounded by candles on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Hundreds of people have gathered in Santa Rosa to protest the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a California sheriff's deputy. Andy Lopez was shot by a Sonoma County deputy last week after authorities say the deputy mistook a pellet gun Lopez was carrying for an assault rifle. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

It’s a done deal: As expected,  the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is moving forward on plans to build a park in honor of Andy Lopez. After some debate and public comment, The supervisors voted yesterday to award a three-million-dollar contract to transform the site at the corner of Moorland and West Robles avenues.  That’s where the 13-year-old Lopez was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy back in 2013.  The four-plus-acre park will be known as “Andy’s Unity Park.”