Craig Suwinski: In Keystone, a fight well fought |

Craig Suwinski: In Keystone, a fight well fought

Craig Suwinski

As I read about the Keystone Parkway “beautification” being defeated, I thought “yes!”

I agreed with the quote from an opponent in the SDN that: “This should have been an issue that all the homeowners should have worked on through their (homeowners’ associations) …” I was surprised when it continued: “… rather than an underhanded attempt to get it done with very few people deciding for the majority.”

I absolutely do not share this latter opinion. Proponents had an open process, presenting their ideas to two KCL General Membership meetings plus HOA meetings.

With one exception, both sides handled their campaigns with vigor, enthusiasm and a heartfelt belief that their side was right.

Proponents and opponents sent out letters and talked to their neighbors, conducting clean campaigns.

Proponents had one renegade who did not stick with facts or opinion in a letter to the editor. The letter should not have been written.

We are a small community. We need the energy and organizational skills that both sides put into this campaign for projects we can come together on. And if I have offended in any manner with my words or actions of opposition, I apologize. They too came with a passion and a belief in what is needed in our community.

There is way too much talent and intelligence in the Keystone community to not use it for “our” community’s benefit in the future.

I look forward to the healing and coming together of proponents and opponents necessary to move our community forward. Given the energy, passion and emotion that both sides put into the fight, it may take a while to come together, but I am confident it will happen.

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