LETTER: Tearing down the observatory destroys goodwill of volunteers

This building will be symbolic and the consequences of willfully destroying it go well beyond broken concrete and splintered wood.

In a 4-3 vote, Mission  council recently decided to tear down a new building that was to be an astronomical observatory at Heritage Park.

No matter the justification for this decision, one thing is certain – when the building is torn down, so will the goodwill and heart of the many volunteers who created this structure.

This building will be symbolic and the consequences of willfully destroying it go well beyond broken concrete and splintered wood.

City councils are important, but volunteers are the heart and soul of the community.

Council should take a step back and ask themselves, why the urgency to destroy the building?

Let it stand. Its purpose will become evident. Given a chance, it will quite likely be volunteers that make it a meaningful part of the park, just as volunteers have made the park meaningful to our city.

 

Bill Tyler

Mission