Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Date: June 14, 2004
Byline: Jean Haskell, Philadelphia
Letter: Phila.'s bad choiceHere we are sliding again. When it comes to making progress, to making Philadelphia a world-class city, we take one step forward and slide back to the Dark Ages. It is hard to believe that we are turning down a $1 million offer to make and keep LOVE Park the skateboarding center of the world ("Money can't buy LOVE Park," June 2).
The Inquirer is absolutely correct in its assessment of our mayor he doesn't want to change. Could it be that he doesn't want to acknowledge that he might have made a miscalculation in abolishing the skateboarding park in the first place?
And since we live in a democracy, should the decision be open to more than one opinion? Doesn't City Council have a right to weigh in? Don't the people of Philadelphia have a right to express their opinion? Should this question be put to the ballot?