I love Brooklyn Park, and know you do too.  As we grow, it’s most important to balance the impacts of growth with our desire to keep the parks in Brooklyn Park.  Few cities of our size have the parks and open spaces that we have.  Residents continue to tell me it’s imperative we protect, improve, and expand our recreational opportunities, especially in neighborhoods along highway 169 and 94.  I will seek to improve pathways and trails, and provide parks and recreational opportunities in undeserved parts of the city; easy access to the places where we live, work, and play is paramount.