I want to thank Star reporter Jeffrey Spivak for his article on the city of Prairie Village (11/17, A-1).
Having lived in Prairie Village for more than six years, my family and I are still by and large the new kids on the block. We moved into a mix of residents who have lived in the area anywhere from 20 to 50 years.
This longevity can be attributed to many factors, the least of which are positive planning and zoning. Yet what really creates a strong community are its residents and an instilled sense of activism to ensure vitality and promote positive growth. This can occur in an established or landlocked community if it is closely monitored and controlled.
I not only acknowledge the efforts of Spivak, but also the residents of Prairie Village. They have come together to generate opposition to a recent proposal to infiltrate one of the city’s parks.
It is a completely unnecessary proposal from a private company. It goes completely against the vision of Prairie Village.