Thank you for printing this! Satire is one of the truest art forms, and this letter is brilliant. Suthers Park has such a nice ring to it, and will preserve his legacy in perpetuity!
This man sees dollars and data instead of human beings. Education is not business. Harrison School District was a joy to work in before him. He does not belong in education.
Apparently, NIMBY arguments are just fine when made by the CM Zoo, but not ok when made by "80906ers", as Mayor Suthers deemed the neighbors around Strawberry Fields.
But you know what, I was fine with their statement. Until.............
They made a demeaning assumption that our intention is simply "about winning". That is insulting, to say the least.
Do we want to win? Yes, of course! But what gives the zoo's board of directors the right to assume that our "intention is no longer about what is best for all involved"? Keeping public lands in public hands and out of commercial development? That matters! That is best.
The Chamberlain Trail is a great idea, but we still need to get more connections down through private properties, and you know what? Phil Anschutz, out of the kindness of his heart and concern for our city, could very easily have given the city those easements when the city first asked about them in December of 2014. But he didn't.
I'm never going to the zoo again. Ever.
Thanks again, Pam. And thank you, Sierra Club. And thank you everyone who has read, written, hiked, signed, posted, attended, met, watched, and spoken. See you on Tuesday!
Thank to The Black Box Theater and Nancy, my Little School on Vermijo students had a place to perform Shakespeare for three years in a row. I wish her the best of luck !!!!
There are guided hikes of Strawberry fields led by Richard Skorman and various concerned citizens, every day leaving from Sacred Grounds (whose address IS 1801 Cheyenne Blvd) at 10 am and 5:30 pm. Mstrmcds- hope to see you on one of them!
You can like the man, but dislike this land grab. I, too, have heard it is nearly impossible to dislike him if you meet him. But that doesn't mean you give him your land!
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