JOEL ON PARKS & RECREATION

When it comes to managing our parks and open space, we must not forget that San Francisco is an urban city of 885,000 people and growing. A big city cannot be preserved as if it were Yosemite. We should respect the environment while understanding that open space in an urban setting must be accessible for all people and pets. Native plant gardens are nice, but they should not be created at the expense of keeping people out. Above all, our parks are for family and individual recreation.

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