Mayor Wladimiro Boccali said relations between Seattle and sister city Perugia “should not be compromised by an event that is only judicial in nature. Our two communities, our relations, have nothing to do with” the trial. Boccali made the comments in a story in a Milan newspaper, Corriere della Sera.
We ran a translation of the article to see what else we could learn but, really, Seattle Parks superintendent Tim Gallagher in Italian is much more interesting than the translation:
«Abbiamo temporaneamente accantonato la procedura per l’intitolazione del parco» alla città di Perugia, ha detto Gallagher.
Meanwhile, in a decision much less likely to cause a controversy (we think!), the garden element of the park has been named to honor one of the community groups that has helped drive creation of the new greenspace. Unpaving Paradise P-Patch will honor the Community Council’s open space committee, the city’s Community Garden Coordinator Sandy Pernitz announced.