Dear Provo residents and friends,
As we prepare for the parade in Provo tomorrow, I call on each of us to be our best selves. There has been a divide among many of our neighbors over LGBT groups’ desire to
participate in the parade. One of the freedoms we are so proud of in America is the freedom of speech. Each of us is entitled to an opinion, and we have opportunities to share those opinions. What a fabulous thing!
In coming days, there will be ample opportunities to be heard by the City Council, which
is the group that decides whether to help fund the parade, and by me, your mayor. We invite your input, and I am eager to engage in dialogue on our best path forward. There is an open comment period at every regular City Council meeting. Come talk to us.
As for tomorrow at the parade itself, I hope each of us will tap into our highest instincts.
That we will be on being good citizens and strive to come together in celebration of the
miraculous formation of this country. Let’s show each other the neighborliness that helps make this a place we all love to be.