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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Against the Last Four Miles, or at least the last two on the North Side
Bill Savage responds to Friends of the Park and their plans to expand lake access in Rogers Park:
"I attended one of the meetings Friends of the Park held a couple of years ago to discuss this plan. The crowd, when asked 'How would you like to see these last two miles of parkland created' overwhelming said 'We wouldn’t.' When asked, 'Ok, if something were to be built, how would you want it built,' we replied 'We don’t want it built.' The Friends of the Park clearly had its agenda and the 'engagement' with the neighborhood was a dog and pony show of the first order." - Bill Savage