An excellent series on parks is in the Bee today, which includes an editorial focusing on funding, with a leaning towards more taxes, which we do not support; a lovely reflection on McKinley Park; and responses from readers and letters to editor, where our letter was published,
Here it is.
Collective strategy needed
Having enough resources to properly develop and maintain parks is an issue directly related to the mission of our organization: "Preserve, protect and strengthen the American River Parkway, our community's natural heart."
Parks are vital to a region's well-being, and it is crucial that local leadership collectively develop a strategy to ensure parks are developed as needed and funded as appropriate.
– David H. Lukenbill
Senior Policy Director,
American River Parkway Preservation Society