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Thank You Madison Ald. Marsha Rummel For Vehement Opposition Regarding Filling In Part Of Lake Monona

July 19, 2012

I must say over the past months I have been aghast over an idea to fill in part of Lake Monona in order to create a tw0-acre park.  Apart from saving trees and old homes, the future of Lake Monona ranks high on my list of things to be engaged with on a local level.  We may not be able to stop the killing in Syria, but we can alter the most base of ideas closer to home.

While there is much to applaud about the desire to further enhance and enliven the Madison isthmus with new designs and attractions, there is also a line that must not be crossed.

There is no way in hell that anyone should consider filling in part of one of Madison’s natural treasures to make even a publicly owned park for downtown interests.

Lets review the obvious way to understand this matter.  We do not own the lakes.  We merely get the pleasure of enjoying them, and then with wisdom passing these natural wonders down to future generations.

With that in mind I want to strongly applaud my City Alderperson Marsha Rummel for her drive and energy at combatting such a crazed idea as filling in part of Lake Monona.

Rummel expressed vehement opposition to the idea, and for that she has won continued support from many of her constituents who count on sanity to prevail, even in the face of lunacy. 

And make no mistake about it, filling in any part of Lake Monona is lunacy.

The amendment to not allow for fill to be placed in Lake Monona passed the council.

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