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By Kathy Mitchell Playfair

It's the trees or the infrastructure


To the Editor:

I am writing in response to recent “Letters From the Community” regarding felled trees consequent to the West Columbus Neighborhood Improvement Project. These improvements address streets, curbs, sidewalks, as well as storm, sewer and water lines.

It likewise broke my heart to lose these beautiful, irreplaceable trees. But these systems have been in a state of disrepair for a long time, and some have been stressed beyond their limits. The Project has been in the works for longer than two years and the City most assuredly solicited citizen input in its planning by posting several meetings to seek resident input in the decision-making process. It listened to the citizens,...

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