The Gold Coast Bulletin - - OPINION -

is an open let­ter to the Gold Coast City Coun­cil Mayor and his fol­low Coun­cil­lors.

Now is the right time for most of you to have a change of heart re­gard­ing the re­cent some­what less than trans­par­ent deal made with the Gold Coast Turf Club re­gard­ing the Black Swan Lake.

Do the right thing re­gard­ing the lake and make your kids and grand­kids proud of your le­gacy.

This lake is a place of peace for peo­ple and wildlife.

Those of you who in­sist on as­suag­ing their guilt by call­ing it a “bor­row pit” should look around this city and count up all the other “bor­row pits” here, start­ing with

the canals which are now the most de­sir­able res­i­den­tial ad­dresses.

As a coun­cil you have great power over the many that have made Black Swan Lake their home.

Re­mem­ber as Ge­orge Bernard Shaw suc­cinctly put it: “Progress is im­pos­si­ble with­out change and those who can­not change their minds can­not change any­thing.”

And also as Theodore Roo­sevelt said: “The gov­ern­ment is us; we are the gov­ern­ment, you and I.” AN­NETTE & CHRIS SCHNACK, PIM­PAMA

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