In the April 16 issue of ThisWeek Worthington News, Andrew King quotes City Council President Bonnie Michael as she began the April 13 council meeting, saying not everyone was in favor of the idea of a small park in historic Worthington.

To the Editor:

In the April 16 issue of ThisWeek Worthington News, Andrew King quotes City Council President Bonnie Michael as she began the April 13 council meeting, saying not everyone was in favor of the idea of a small park in historic Worthington.

"For as many letters and comments of support for the pocket park, I've heard just as many people in opposition of the park," she said.

Bonnie Michael presented no evidence of this opposition to the people in the chamber. Some 40-50 residents were in attendance in support of the pocket park. The city website, worthington.org, posted 50 letters, emails and calls that had been sent to the city favoring the park; only six of those opposed the park. This is a matter of record, the city of Worthington record.

Bonnie Michael is an elected official, voted into office by many of the very people who supported a pocket park. We do expect her to substantiate her assertion and be an honest broker in her role as a council member.

Much appreciation goes to Bob Chosy and Douglas Smith, who take residents seriously and get the importance of keeping some space green as opposed to infilling every remaining space in Worthington with oversized buildings.

Worthington residents are not against development. We are against the overdevelopment that the remaining five council members decidedly favor.

Ellen Scherer
Worthington