I continue to be amazed by the determination of our Centre Region Council of Governments and College Township Council members toward developing at huge expense a world-class adult softball complex as a park in Oak Hall.
Nevermind that it is diametrically opposed to the desires and interests of residents in the areas surrounding the park. Nevermind that it calls for extravagant output of public money at a time when the economy and our pocketbooks are hurting.
Chris Hedges, in his book Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, identifies a number of U.S. cities as sacrifice zones, cities that have been damaged or destroyed to meet vested interests.
Oak Hall should not be a sacrifice zone. With half-million-dollar overbids for only the initial construction phase for the park, is it not time to rein in overblown and myopic plans for the park and return to the original plan?
Sanford Lindenbaum Oak Hall