Letters to the Editor

No PDR, just buy the land

Farm at 4481 Military Pike in Lexington in August
Farm at 4481 Military Pike in Lexington in August cbertram@herald-leader.com

I was shocked — shocked, mind you — to read in the Herald-Leader that some persons involved with the management of the Purchase of Development Rights program had participated in this public-largesse game. Honestly, though, who wouldn’t want a deal where you can have your cake and eat it, too? The solution to this puzzle is really quite simple: Forget about buying the development rights. Buy the land. I would enjoy seeing a few parks the size of Shillito or Masterson Station.

Ralph Derickson

Lexington

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