I'm glad that Indy driver Scott Dixon likes the race course that we built for him. ("Dixon takes wheel," Aug. 3). I hope he and his companions have a nice race and that lots of out of town fans spend lots of dollars. Baltimore will get on TV.
Unfortunately, I'm just a Baltimorean, and I will still be here, walking our downtown streets. I doubt I will ever see any of those tourists' dollars, but I will see the stumps of the formerly healthy trees that were destroyed to make way for the race course. I will feel the extra heat in summer and the extra wind in winter and will see concrete where I once saw green. I will mourn those trees every day and my city will be uglier and less livable.
Perhaps we should adopt a new city motto: "Baltimore, a nice place to drive through, but you wouldn't want to live there."
Mac Nachlas, BaltimoreCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun