Free LOVE Park
Webmasters: Want to help reopen LOVE Park to skaters? Click here!

In the News Index

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Date: June 14, 2004
Byline: Jean Haskell, Philadelphia


Letter: Phila.'s bad choice

Here 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?

ushistory.org
ushistory.org homepage

Sign the ushistory.org Guestbook

Interested in using a picture? Some text? click here.
To contact the webmaster, click here

Copyright ©2003-2012 by the Independence Hall Association, electronically publishing as ushistory.org.
The IHA is a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded in 1942.
On the Internet since July 4, 1995.