Letter sent to Largo Mayor and Commissioners regarding Largo recreation center refit
My name is Debra Bogina and I am a taxpayer here in the community, a community I am proud of. I read a article recently that we are spending roughly 2 million dollars to refit the Largo Rec Center. I do not think this is appropriate with the issues of rising taxes to its residents. I think the money should be used for schools and the Fire Department. The Rec Center doesn't generate enough revenues to warrant the refit. This is wrong to spend this money when more important issues are at hand.
Even spending money to redue the clock is wrong. Removing the clock and putting down the cobblestone with a barrier to prevent skateboards would be a better use of money then spending all that money to refit a clock. I conducted a survey and at least 60 percent of people donít use or notice that it is there. Again, this money could be used in a better fashion instead of raising taxes of residents whose property value are less that what they were the year before. The cost of living goes up, peopleís salaries donít rise, but the taxes the community raises do.
Debbie Bogina, resident taxpayer
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Southwest Recreation Center and the Clock Tower.† Your e-mail is being forwarded to the Mayor and Commission for their information and consideration.
Shirley Frick, Mayor/Commission Secretary, City of Largo
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