In the course of events these past few weeks, some have accused the DTOP Steering Committee's recommendations of being "car-centric." Its supporters, of which I am one, defend the plan as "reality-centric."
Neighbors living near Keystone Park oppose the installation of additional stadium-style high-intensity field lights on the west side of Keystone Park. In the controversy about lights on the west side of Keystone Park, the fact that two baseball fields and one soccer field on the east side already have athletic lighting seems to have been understated.
It is interesting to see the signers of "Superblock plan should be supported" [Viewpoints, Oct. 26]. Their letter neglected to mention the possible Marion Street mall restreeting. Five of the signers voted against the restreeting in 2004:
The Judeo-Christian Perspective: A Century Glance, a documentary about religion in the Tri-Village area (Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park), was shown at West Suburban Temple Har Zion a couple of months back.
I am shocked by the vitriolic tone of L. Branch's letter to Wednesday Journal [Burke, Berman should be part of the solution, Viewpoints, Nov. 16]. As the parent of a child with disabilities, I have the greatest admiration for Ms. Burke and Mr. Berman because they are putting "their energy toward something that would benefit their daughter and the other students of the special education program."
In his Nov. 2 column, Dan Haley issued a decree that everyone is to give the "benefit of the doubt" to the current elected Oak Park officials, who are "working hard to sort out complex issues." He also directs "anyone associated with a past board" to be silent, since they have "no basis for complaint." Questioning the motives of our elected officials is prohibited because some might "make this personal."
We were appalled by L. Branch's attack of Terry Burke and Scott Berman. Branch accuses Terry and Scott of being the problem and states that they are guilty of "telling lies" and "crying wolf." Nothing could be further from the truth.