Loss of green spaces

Thank goodness for City Council members who can make the tough decisions to disregard public opinion and get rid of that green space of a golf course. We need more Kent Stations and ShoWare arenas, even if the public voted against them.

Those lush, green ball fields sucking up CO2 were totally worthless. One or two fields covered ink “turf” replaces them just fine and only cost about $1½ million each.

Also want to commend the council members who campaigned as opposed to the golf course sale but did nothing to stop this process the last two years. Your honesty and commitment are commendable.

Too bad you couldn’t sell Kaibara Park for a parking garage, and that those darned covenants got in the way of selling Pine Tree Park. But I am sure the city can find a way to get rid of those green spaces that don’t bring in taxes. Just give them time.

– Kristine Herrick

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