Capital LTE: “There’s nothing ‘negative’ about wanting to stop Crystal Spring”

Capital Gazette: Letters to the Editor, May 23, 2016

Patricia A. Prescott (The Capital, May 19) has every right to voice her opinion regarding Crystal Spring, but she has no dog in the fight. Her only rationale for the project is that she wants to live there and everyone else is misguided. The negative opinions she speaks of are negative to her only because her opinion differs.

There’s nothing negative about wanting to save the only virgin forest area left in the city of Annapolis. There’s nothing negative about opposing more traffic on Forest Drive when it’s already exceeding the limit of traffic for which it was designed. There’s nothing negative about needing reasonable access by emergency vehicles to wherever they need to go.

There is no organized letter-writing campaign, just thousands of people voicing their opinions who have to use Forest Drive on a daily basis and are sick of the inability of the city government to put an end to this ill-conceived mini-city that will benefit only the wealthy, the rest of us be damned.

Finally there has been factual information presented by the city. So if that doesn’t qualify as her factual information and she thinks it’s “ill-informed or incorrect,” then she needs to take that up with the city.

She has her right to want to live there, but don’t denigrate the thousands of Annapolis and county residents whose opinions differ from her and evidently care more about other’s well-being than she does. The project is about accommodating the few at the expense of many.


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