Of critical importance to the future of our planet is open space.

Scientists assert it.

Former Vice President Al Gore affirms it.

Salt Lake City budgets $5 million to buy it.

The University of Utah rips it up for buildings.

President Michael Young should rethink his vision of the University of Utah and reflect on the wisdom of his predecessors. Former Presidents David Gardner, Chase Peterson and Arthur Smith recognized the critical contribution of open space by declaring development of the golf course off limits. Keep the space free of buildings.

John Becker

Salt Lake City