A city cannot move forward if its residents don’t know what their city is doing.
Case in point: Many concerned residents are working to save the Haymaker Forest, the .5 square-mile woods and trails behind the Circle K on Dorsey Avenue that extends to upper South Park. We learned it was scheduled for destruction because someone found a map in the woods of plans to raze it, thus giving us time to organize to save it. We should never have been left in the dark about what was literally happening in our backyards. Had we not made this discovery, the forest likely would be gone now—and out-of-control traffic would be pouring into South Park and other quiet residential neighborhoods.