To the residents of Port Clinton, LEST WE NOT FORGET - VETERANS PARK! There is a battle taking place and it’s not pretty. It has become ugly because in the process, folks who are usually considered reasonable are showing their true colors as political operators. It wouldn’t be a big issue except for one park in particular: Water Works Park.
City Hall has staked its reputation on this one deal and so have the local influencers who think first of keeping developers happy and rely on public amnesia so they can do it all again further down the road. I don’t suffer from amnesia - I remember Veterans Park. Veteran’s Park pays tribute to the men and women of the US Military and it wasn’t that long ago, 1998, that the Downtown Business Association and city hall wanted to pave it over for a parking lot to serve downtown businesses.