Bahai News - CORRECTING HAIFA MISCONCEPTION
CORRECTING HAIFA MISCONCEPTION
By: ED KAPLANSKY
Wednesday, May 9, 2001 -- Sir, - Your article, "The Conqueror of
Haifa" (April 27), refers to the new Baha'i gardens as "Mitzna's
most spectacular project." Hey, its construction was well under way
by the time he first became Haifa's mayor! Equally insincere sounding is
Mitzna's reported reference to the need for "sound urban planning,"
considering his sanction of high-rises and grandiose monstrosities in
inappropriate places, at times on sites purposely created by the callous
destruction of an existing park or wood.
A mayor should indeed know when to say "no," as Mitzna reportedly
stated, but it seems unlikely that he ever said "no" to a builder.
Small wonder that over 70 percent of Haifa's eligible voters stayed
away from the polls, or voted for someone else, at the last election.
©Copyright 2001, Jerusalem Post
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