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Leave Patterson Park alone

I don't live near Patterson Park, but I certainly appreciate the area. That green oasis is one of the loveliest in the city. It's appalling anyone would want to build close to 100 parking spaces and a paved road in the middle of it ("Residents irate at proposal to pave over green," Sept. 19).

Certainly, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake understands the value of community activism, so she never should have accused Councilman Jim Kraft of "poisoning the well" when he alerted Patterson Park neighbors about the proposal. Every activist recognizes the importance of anticipation and rallying against a dangerous proposal while it is still in the planning stage.

Decades ago, if it hadn't been for Baltimore activists fighting to save the Inner Harbor, today it would be a multi-lane superhighway. The best plan for Patterson Park is to leave it alone!

Roz Ellis, Baltimore

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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