To the editor:
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How many times do the voters have to turn down this darn pool? We can’t afford more taxes. I drove around town and the houses with the vote ‘yes’ signs look pretty well off, perhaps additional taxes aren’t a big deal to them, but it sure is to my working class family.
We stopped spending our money at the pool years ago because it was unclean and dangerous. They pack that pool so full and then allowed kids to run and jump from the sides right into the pool without any regards if someone might be in their path. The staff never stopped this behavior, ever.
From that time on my family has always gone to the beautiful Columbia River. My children know how to swim very well as do my husband and I. As a parent, that was part of my job, part of ensuring their safety. No they weren’t taught in a pool.
For those who feel it’s too dangerous, get a kiddie pool or a life jacket. I’m so sick and tired of people trying to force their wants into my family’s pocket.
We don’t want this darn pool, we won’t care about your trails through the parks that aren’t safe anymore anyways due to the increase of the homeless in The Dalles. We don’t care about swim meets or water parks. If you do, great, I’m happy for you. But leave my money out of it. Enough is enough.
Candy R. Wilson