In 1989, like many other young couples, my then husband and I purchased our first "starter" home in south Bexley.

To the Editor:

In 1989, like many other young couples, my then husband and I purchased our first "starter" home in south Bexley. I always thought that someday I would "move up" in the world and to other parts of Bexley.

As I settled into the neighborhood and my children become school-aged, I learned to appreciate not only my home but the south Bexley community. I have had neighbors come and go, but they always tell me that this neighborhood is their all-time favorite. They come back at Halloween and to block parties. I consider many of my neighbors to be my friends.

As I sat in several meetings recently regarding the proposed changes at the football stadium at Capital University, I watched not only the impassioned south Bexley residents, but the others present -- City Council members and representatives of Capital University. I got the uneasy feeling that some of those present had the opinion that we south Bexley residents were possibly less fortunate or not as deserving as some in other parts of Bexley.

What they may not realize is that we DO love our neighborhood. We ARE passionate about it. Many of us live in south Bexley not because we HAVE to but because we WANT to. I love my community and do not want it to become something less with the changes brought on by the renovations to the Capital University stadium.

Please do not allow Capital University to install permanent high powered lights and speakers. There already is not enough parking. Our streets will be overrun with automobile traffic and our children will not be safe.

These changes have the potential to forever change the flavor and ambience of a close-knit, family-oriented neighborhood. They could ruin a critical and diverse part of the greater Bexley community.

Dr. Sharon K. Parsons