Differences Between Cemetery and Park

RECEIVED Sat., May 3, 2008

Dear Editor,
    With all the City Council election hype, I feel compelled to write the Chronicle. Jennifer Kim and Lee Leffingwell voted on Aug. 23, 2007, to rent a historic city cemetery, Austin Memorial Park, to a special-interest group so that group could use the cemetery as a construction site, couching the use as temporary. However, Kim and Leffingwell did not understand the difference between a cemetery and a park. If Kim and Leffingwell cannot understand that difference, how can the public expect that they have a real understanding of city issues? Cemeteries should be protected and not rented as just another piece of property.
Sharon Blythe
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