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October 18, 2008 at 3:57 PM

Seattle parks levy

Make up for past mistakes

There are many more compelling arguments to vote for the Seattle Parks levy than The Seattle Times recently had to offer [“Approve Pike Place Market upgrade; reject Seattle Parks levy,” editorial, Oct. 7].

This election is the public’s chance to tell its government what it wants. By voting yes on Proposition 2, citizens will know that dedicated funding will go to improving their parks.

As Seattle becomes more densely populated we need to make sure we provide the open spaces for reflection, recreation and experiencing nature.

Many neighborhoods in Seattle don’t have parks nearby due to the lack of foresight in the old days.

We can only try to make up for that now. Opportunities will be lost if we don’t renew the levy. There are many great projects in the levy package that address a wide variety of needs.

Getting a chance to vote on the levy is a chance to decide how important parks and open spaces are to each of us — and that is a good thing.

— Bill Farmer, Seattle

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