opposing the city's deal with Merritt Paulson to bring minor league baseball to Lents Park.
The use of Lents Park for the Beavers baseball complex would represent a sea-change for Portland. If we proceed, we will dismantle a highly active community park in parks-deficient outer southeast Portland. To do this flies in the face of our reputation as a world-class parks city, and puts us on the slippery slope of continuing to use public park lands for private development when other "opportunities" arise.
"I have yet to be dissuaded from pushing this option because of opposition," Leonard said.