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Felling 136 trees to improve Grand Prix sightlines is short-sighted

Can this be? In a summer of record-breaking heat, have our leaders, who talk the talk about greening and increasing the livability of our city, somehow authorized the destruction of 136 trees downtown in order to improve sight lines for the upcoming Grand Prix? ("Trees make way for race," Aug. 2.) It seems like an extremely short-sighted decision meant to please those with pockets and priorities vastly different from those of us who live here, care about the city and had been led to believe that we were moving in a more enlightened direction.

Cheryl Taylor, Baltimore

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