I have just turned into a confirmed NIMBY, literally, after reading "Trail Drive" (Glendale Section on July 12). Not in My Back Yard, Andy Montealegre, will you add to your proposed trail system through the Glassell Park hills so you and your equally self-serving ilk can follow your totally selfish interests at another's expense. Is it OK if I parade a bunch of neighbors and friends--maybe kids, dogs and all--through your property (where you have been living for just two years) because I probably walked over the land before your house was built?
Sure, I relish the country atmosphere too. That's why I came here. But it was also for privacy and seclusion, and it is that I cherish even more.
Foresight told me it would not stay pastoral forever. I ate hot dogs and hamburgers for years to scrimp together every cent I could to be able to put down payments on adjoining lots to ensure my privacy. You think you are going to destroy it without a serious tussle on your hands, especially now that I can just begin to enjoy my hard-gotten gains in my retirement?
I do not resent Johnny-come-latelies. That's life in the big city, or anywhere. No matter how well planned for, the increased population does bring its attendant problems, we all know too well. So now that I am ringed with new houses peering down at me and squeezing me, I long for perhaps 20 acres in the boonies somewhere.