Monday, April 16, 2007 | Councilwoman Toni Atkins waxes poetic about Balboa Park and closes with “a responsibility to the park,” protecting, preserving, and enhancing it.

Rose Canyon is another natural jewel that will be slashed and burned by a bridge connecting North and South University City. While Toni Atkins and Donna Frye had a sense of history by voting against the bridge; their colleagues’ vote for the bridge, shows a lack of history. I wonder if Council President Scott Peters, who represents U.C., would take a quiet walk through Rose Canyon with his son and daughter, look them in the eye, and tell them that his legacy for all of San Diego, not just U.C., will be changing his mind on voting for the bridge. He will tell his kids that a train winding through this canyon is comparable with the pristine canyon, but a bridge is not. He will admit he made a mistake in his original vote to slash and burn this natural jewel, Rose Canyon. Will he be politically popular? No. Will his kids be proud of him? Yes, and so will all future generations.

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