Letter to the San Diego City Council regarding the Plaza de Panama project.

Dear San Diego City Council,

    I was deeply disappointed to hear that a court ruling has effectively put an end to the Plaza de Panama project.  This project will greatly improve Balboa Park and return the Plaza to it's original pedestrian friendly form.  The current plaza is a mess of traffic, crosswalks, and parking.  It looks and feels nothing like a park.  The Plaza de Panama project will return the area in front of the Museum of Art to a place where people can gather and events can be held.  A lot of work has gone in to the planning of this redevelopment and I would hate to see it wasted due to a technicality with the city's municipal code.  I am a resident of San Diego County so I am sending this to each of the council members.  I frequently visit Balboa Park for events, museums, and the Old Globe.  I have seen the plans for the Plaza de Panama project and know how much of an improvement the project is for the park.  I urge you to quickly fix the municipal code so that the project can continue.  It will be a shame for these enhancements to the park to not be completed by the 2015 Centennial celebration.  Thank you.