To the editor:
The plans for a new recreation center don’t seem reasonable to me. There are some questions that come to mind.
Where does the $24 million the city would need to commit to the center come from in the tough economic times? What about the other needs of the city, such as the $40 million for improvements in the police department? How about the rent money for the library for a place to move to while the old one is being renovated?
As a senior citizen on a fixed income, I am frightened that my property and sales taxes will be raised. Basic needs such as food and clothing are rising because of gasoline prices. Then add the drought into the mix.
Why are some residents wanting something that costs so much when many people can’t use it?