Letter to the editor: A bad take

To the editor:

Since when does it show weakness when a City Commission listens and responds to a large group of its constituents? Since when is articulating sincere concerns considered “yelling the loudest?” Has it occurred to you that the reason YSC users have not been more organized and vocal in their support of the 27th Street extension project is because, however irritating it is to endure long wait times exiting the facility, this is not a priority issue in their lives?

But it is absolutely a priority in ours. For many of us the Mutt Run is the anchor of our day, every day. It is an integral part of the way we live our lives. It is completely understandable that YSC activities do not hold the same position in the lives of its users. These are busy parents who, especially now, are trying to juggle work, school and family life along with their kid’s sports. No one disputes the need to find a solution to the traffic issue at YSC, which is why the newly formed steering committee will try its best to find an equitable alternative. But to imply that these two facilities hold equal weight in our respective lives is as ludicrous as mentioning “future accident victims.”

Your editorial states, “Hopefully, tensions can ease on all of this.” Well, hopefully you will find a better way of helping to achieve that goal than assuming YSC users’ ignorance of the issue and chastising Mutt Run users for their commitment.

Lynn Gimpel,



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