Traverse City Record-Eagle

Opinion

January 18, 2014

Letters to the Editor: 01/18/2014

Support History Center

The History Center is in trouble and lacks enough funds to ensure its continued presence in our community. Meanwhile, our City Council is embarked on a path to figure out what went wrong with the splash pad, how to apportion blame and what it will take to fix it.

Both issues could use a hefty dose of common sense from our elected officials. The splash pad could easily be converted to a playground which will still be a lovely attraction for residents and visitors alike and will ensure we don’t have to pay a city employee to clean out the drains every 30 minutes. It would also remove an embarrassing issue from our front pages and let us all get on with enjoying the bay.

The History Center, by comparison, has sound and proven infrastructure and has been doing remarkably creative work in the community which promises to get better and better over time.

Let’s not let this become a front-page disaster story but instead find ways of supporting it now.

Karen Puschel

Traverse City

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