Kudos to City Council President Jack Young for admitting that there are "so many other important programs and services which lack much needed support in the city" than the Baltimore Grand Prix ("Young urges mayor to end Grand Prix," Jan. 12).
The city can start with the recreation centers that supply a safe haven for learning and recreational activities for our vulnerable youth. Youngsters need these outlets and exposure to better things than hanging out on the corners. The centers are supported by their communities, their schools, churches and local families. None of the centers should be closed unless there is a proven lack of participants.
Why sacrifice the future of our young people to a bunch of speeding maniacs (who still owe the city money) on our busy downtown streets?
Grace Y. Jones, BaltimoreCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun