These misguided lectures effectively prolong the debate and controversy rather than stem the tide. The lure of a state-of-the-art library facility and the available tax revenues to fund it have overshadowed the reasoning of apparently most of the townspeople. In good faith we have objected to a flawed plan for a library in our park when there are available alternatives only to be castigated repeatedly for our views.
We question the notion that the wish to preserve our irreplaceable public park is self-serving. We retain the right to "give back" to the nearby communities in ways of our own choosing. Public servants would do well to put aside personal agendas and refrain from advising constituents that they live in a "town which has lost its soul."
Stuart and Bill Awbrey, Rittenhouse Avenue, Atherton