LETER: Port must change direction to save its small-town charm

To Ozaukee Press:

My dad, Jon Leinfelder, grew up in Port Washington (Port Washington High School class of 1981), and when he passed unexpectedly my husband and two kids moved here in search of the small-town life he loved so much.  

It breaks our hearts to see the direction this city is going. Sadly, the deepest pockets seem to have the loudest voices here, and keeping the integrity of the city no longer seems to be at the forefront when making decisions.

People move here and visitors continue to come back for the old architecture, beautiful marina and quaint atmosphere, not to mention the kind, hard-working people.

Although housing will always be needed due to the world’s increasing population, I’m unsure why in Port Washington it all needs to be in the same few blocks where so much of the city’s history lies.

I speak for many of my neighbors, friends and family who reside here in Port.

I sincerely hope the city’s leaders have the heart of Port Washington in mind, as well as a long-term plan.

Sara Gigot
Port Washington



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