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Last week’s column by Scott St. Clair (criticizing light rail) was way wide of the mark.
The article you wrote on Doris Cooper was very nice. However, I believe you should hear the “rest of the story” from our first city manager, Al Locke.
A recent column entitled “Pre-school picking angst: Where to put my pro-athletes-to-be?” went against this established grain. I’m certain Mr. Greenberg meant no harm, but he certainly managed to disparage teachers with his style of humor.
The Planning Commission appears to have made a counter proposal to Touchstone. In exchange for building height around the park and a portion of 85th Street, they may be willing to allow 11-story buildings. I am dumbfounded by this and even now cannot find the words to express my disbelief and sadness. It appears that our city officials have so lost sight of our community in exchange for dollars.
On Memorial Day, my wife and I took our son to play at Parkplace playground. We decided afterwards to watch a Little League baseball game that was just about to start. Nothing unusual, but I couldn’t help but notice that there was no pledge of allegiance before the game ... but even if they wanted to, there was no flag on the flagpole!
The May 21 edition contained a powerful message on page 7 in the form of a CAD rendering of Touchstone’s eight-story proposal for Parkplace redevelopment as viewed from Peter Kirk Park. I would suggest that any reader who might have missed this picture take a look at it and decide if they really want our city to look like this.