LETTER: Choose your definition

The Sandusky Register evidently uses a different dictionary to define success in economic revitalization than does Chris Knopf, an a
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

The Sandusky Register evidently uses a different dictionary to define success in economic revitalization than does Chris Knopf, an agent of the Ohio Trust of Public Lands, quoted in the Register during his visit to Sandusky in April. Knopf, at that time, spoke to the city commissioners, stating:

"'What we have found across the country is that communities are looking to conservation and parks as an essential element for economic revitalization. Making communities a place where people want to live, recreate and raise their families is part of that'"

(Sandusky Register, June 1)

The Sandusky Register editorial of June 3 seems to send the opposite message of attaining success in economic revitalization for Sandusky. The editorial states, in so many words, that obliterating Battery Park as it now stands, and filling it with towering condos is the only salvation for Sandusky, if it does not want to become "a slum suburb of Cedar Point."

Personally, I prefer Chris Knopf's dictionary and definition of success in economic revitalization.

Rosemary A. Mantey

Sandusky

Editor's note: The Register editorially supported a reuse of the Battery Park area that, as presented, mixed a restaurant, some residential use and increased public access .