I know, as a regular contributor to the The Olympian’s letters I run the risk of coming off as that cranky neighbor that’s always complaining about this or that, and I get that. For those that see my name at the end of a letter and ignore said piece, have at it. Believe it or not I try to limit myself on these matters.
Be that as it may, every now and then one is faced with situations that require swift and decisive action. As per the recent article in The Olympian: The cynical temerity that drives Public Lands Commissioner Peter J. Goldmark to bully the state and city into quieting the workplace for himself and his staff, and of course his home in the South Capitol neighborhood, is as revealing of his character as an elected official as it is a measure of civility.
This is a man that has done nothing for us State Capitol Forest neighbors when it comes to constant gunfire emitting from his toxic playground (Triangle pit and vicinity), yet has no shame in seeking succor and quiet to be administered by local authorities on his behalf. Perhaps some weekend, when his shooting gallery is at capacity, the esteemed Commissioner could come on out, sit on our deck, look us in the eye, and tell us all why.