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West Tyson morning

Crescent, Missouri

 

This photo is part of my West Tyson set. As many of you know, West Tyson is one of my most prolific locations. As I described in a previous posting, West Tyson and a large number of other parks and public green spaces around the St. Louis area are under threat of being closed and sold away to private interests, an incalculable loss to the people who live, work, and visit in this region.

 

I had posted a link to a petition to help send a strong message to the St. Louis County executive office, and in response, many of you signed the petition here. I greatly appreciate this.

 

One of the petition organizers wrote to me: "Thanks so much for the support. The signatures outside St. Louis County do count. The overwhelming response has caught the attention of our County Council for which a committee will now review Executive Dooley's spending."

 

There have been a number of hearings and protests which have also increased attention to this issue, and the Governor of Missouri has now stepped into the debate and is engaged in talks with the St. Louis County Executive regarding a possible state-county management deal. Other options are also being considered.

 

So, again, this is just to give thanks to you folks and to provide you with an update.

 

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Taken on October 28, 2011