The Times reports that the city chief financial officer is suggesting that the city close public swimming pools, libraries, and recreation centers next year to help balance the budget.
Evidently he feels that we cannot afford to operate these facilities. Yet the city continues to spend money developing new properties like splash parks, cultural centers, arenas and other such things.
Build then close
Will they close these new facilities too right after we build them.
If we don’t have enough money to operate what we have then we certainly should not be building more.
Personally, I don’t believe that he is serious. Instead I think that he is just a front man trying to justify a coming property tax increase.
We deserve better