Pacifica Tribune Letters-to-the-Editor, 5/15/12. "Then why is the city broke?" by Dave Ahlquist
"Editor: These self-congratulatory columns by Councilwomen Sue Digre always lead off with the yarn "our environment is our economy."
|Thus it was that Pacificans ate their economy, picking-up trash rather than cash.|
So Sue, the happy talk environment equals economy might make you feel good, but it's not true.
You have been on Council since 2002 -- 10 years now -- and what is your legacy? A city budget so dysfunctional that the best you can do this year is pass a half year budget. Structural deficits for your entire 10 years on council. A surplus city sewer plant property on Palmetto that remains a vacant hole in the ground even though you "championed" the "prime real estate" in 2002.
And the real capper, on your watch the city budget is so upside down City Council threatens the service of last resort for low-income residents, the Resource Center, with budget cuts. To defend the Resource Center and its clients of families, kids and single mothers, 72 people attended the last council meeting to face council down. Shame on you."
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