Livermore residents will get to let their preferences be known concerning the central park plan for our downtown with the coming initiative. The elements are all there: Stockmen's memorial park, Veterans Way, a hotel not stuffed in a tight space but allowed to be centrally located and grand, more parking where it is needed, more open space usable for all, work force housing, cultural/science centers and theater. Livermore has supported superior award-winning design in its layout of the existing downtown. Our residents know we are a unique community committed to a love of science, the arts, wine, and rodeo–all teeming with a sense of place. Livermore is a destination; let's provide for a better plan. Don't settle for less. Support a plan that gives us what we deserve. I look forward to supporting this worthy objective.