At-large Councilman David Miller advocated the "good neighbor survey" conducted by the City of South Euclid. He doesn't seem to be acting very neighborly towards Lyndhurst City officials. He has used playground analogies to describe the behavior of others in the past when chiding his fellow South Euclid council members during the Sunshine Law violation fiasco. Now he uses the same type of playground metaphor to publicly ridicule his counterparts in Lyndhurst.
The "splash park" appears to be the catalyst of the recent conflict between the two cities. The "splash park" concept, designed for use by children up to age 12, was born from the lack of funds to operate Quarry pool, which was able to accommodate citizens of all ages. Although young children and their parents will be able to enjoy the downgrade of the Quarry facility, it is not practical for all residents.
Mayor Georgine Welo was described on a local website as being a "cheerleader for regionalism" due to her supposed willingness to merge services and relinquish power and trust to neighboring mayors. This high profile brouhaha suggests otherwise. It causes one to wonder what kind of cooperation, or lack thereof, would ensue if the idea of a joint-city recreation center should ever come to fruition?
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