Miami Dade County Community Forum

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Purity of Parks. By Fran Bohnsack

It wasn't so long ago that the cities along the ocean wanted to put a school on Haulover Beach to solve over-crowding in Bay Harbor Islands school. The Urban Environment League fought long and hard on this fight and stopped this intrusion on our park land. There will always be a scheme to get open land fro some "good use" and the citizens have to remain vigilant on this subject. At the time the Park Director said something like:

You are asking the people to choose between clean water and clear air.

In other words, in this case, between the equally important Parks and Schools. Now we are being asked to choose between the integrity of our park -- and a few dollars from the pocketbooks of park patrons. It will be a short term solution leaving us with a long term result.

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