Well, as he so eloquently points out, the fate of Creve Coeur Park is of great interest and concern to people around the region. Afterall, it is the number-one visited park in St. Louis County.
Meanwhile, Maryland Pointe developers are making a case that their project will be a regional draw. Indeed, the park is part of that draw. But you can't base your business plan on attracting regional customers, then turn around and say those regional residents have no right to to sign a petition expressing their disapproval of the development. Either they matter or they don't.
The fact is, more than 3,400 people from around the region have signed the petition to oppose this development. Have you?