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Letters to the Editor
The following words are those with which I addressed the Mercer Island City Council on May 9:
Community Events, May 2016
The "Protect Our Parks" initiative campaign continues to confuse and divide our community. Taking the issue to a vote would likely add further confusion or worse, indifference. The initiative as written could lead to unexpected park usage restrictions on activities citizens enjoy and have come to expect.
If you "decline to sign" the petition requiring the City Council to place a parklands protection initiative on the November ballot, then:
I have heard from Mercer Island residents and families involved with Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN) that the program could be in jeopardy. This saddens me greatly as I have been a huge fan of YTN for 17 years.
There's no doubt that everyone on the Island supports our high quality parks and arts programs. We're fortunate to live in a city with such wonderful opportunities to enjoy nature and culture right in our backyards.