Thanks to everyone who showed up for the Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s rally in Martin Luther King Park earlier today. The rally could have been a bust considering that it was competing with a Bills game day and an unpredictable Mother Nature. Despite the slow drizzle, supporters came out to show that the parks are worth fighting for. Assemblyman Sam Hoyt spoke, warning that as the parks go, so does the money from The State. Councilmen Rivera and Kearns proclaimed that they would do everything possible to fight for The Conservancy, adding to the sentiment, “If it aint broke, then don’t fix it.”
It’s incredible that we are faced with what could be an immense blow to the Olmsted Parks. I spoke to business leaders, politicians, neighbors and friends at the rally, and it appears that everyone is at a loss for words at the mere thought of the transition from County to City. “It’s politics as usual,”… “Has history taught us nothing?”… Over and over people continue to shake their heads and mutter these words in hopes that logic will one day prevail.
It’s going to be interesting to see what happens at the Common Council meeting on Tuesday (10 am). Once more, supporters of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy are being asked to attend – to show your support as they did today. Take an hour off from work and show The City that it works for you, and your voice needs to be heard. Or…
Mayor’s office and
voice your concern. Call 311, or 716.851.4841.