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Opinion

October 29, 2013

Hoping the mayor will listen to better angels

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Mayor Holaday may win and have her way with development, but sadly these buildings will be forever a monument to disrespect — this will be her legacy. The disrespect is even more insidious because she would have to rely on the politically insulated NRA to shove development down our throats. I voted for the mayor, and I believe she is better than that.

If the mayor embraces an open waterfront, she will be able to govern without having the waterfront monkey on her back. More importantly, she will have the deep gratitude of a city that she did not stick to this ill-conceived idea that has ripped this city apart like no other and could be a divisive issue for years to come.

A mayoral perspective that comes from better angels might be: “I like waterfront development and I could make it happen, but it is not really worth the level of acrimony it has brought to my city, and the permanent damage it will do to an amazing city.” We hope that Mayor Holaday embraces an open waterfront because she loves this city and respects its people, and we hope she does so before election day.

Bruce Skud

Newburyport

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