Letters to the Editor

Letter: Trade-off

May 3, 2014

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To the editor:

If equipment for established rec centers is breaking down, and replacements had to be “deferred” because of lower-than-expected revenues, why don’t the powers-that-be refurbish some of that old equipment and put it in the new rec center and take some of that brand new shiny equipment that we all know they’re buying and distribute it among the established facilities? Those near the new park get the new facility, those who have no other options than to use city facilities get some better equipment.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 3 months ago

The question becomes why hasn't the park department been maintaing this equipment as a scheduled event annually?

Reckless management of the 1995 sales tax money = 30 million tax $$$$ rec center is over budget if it was ever within a budget. This project will be the like war for the oil corporations ….. off budget or cooking the books.

Take the money from the reserves in the general fund. It makes no sense to let other rec centers go down the tubes simply because city government cannot maintain budgets and equipment as they should.

Simply put the sales tax money is there for all of the rec centers. The question becomes why hasn't the park department been maintaing this equipment as a scheduled event annually?

Or a fix it pronto when it breaks?

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