Re: "Join me in the Garden City," Letters, Sept. 14.
In Michael Wolfe's comments about stewardship of the Garden City Lands, I love the emphasis on the community wellness of Richmond's city centre where the lands are located.
While I'm happy that our city wins awards, I see the most meaningful signs of success when we meet the needs of the neediest.
In green space for conservation, food security and open-land recreation, the neediest are the city centre residents.
If we get our priorities straight with this tranquil parkland on the downtown edge, it will simultaneously serve the whole community, along with an increasing number of tourists.
I also like it that the News capitalized the "Lands" in "Garden City Lands" in the Michael Wolfe letter, since the "Garden City lands" alternative seems anachronistic.
I think the lower-case version of "Lands/lands" was in keeping with most prescriptive grammar when there was a proper noun, "Garden City," followed by a common noun, the generic word "lands."
But "Garden City Lands" has been the widely accepted name of the place for a good while now, so I support the recent usage in which the name is capitalized as a three-word proper noun.
Jim Wright Richmond