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Tourism money would be misspent on a couple parks

 


The leaders of Electric City would be monumentally mistaken to spend almost a million dollars on two parks.

#1) There is no way you can justify Hotel/Motel tax money that is earmarked for tourism be spent on a rinky dink park. NO WAY people are going to drive from Seattle, Washington, to see your little town park.

#2) Our region is REPLETE with parks and outdoor activities. Of all the things we might not have, outdoorsy things are not one of them. And I mean we have GREAT outdoor things. We have Steamboat Rock State Park and all the little coves and pullouts along the way. We have Spring Canyon and Pole Park. We have the two schools with football fields and outdoor basketball hoops.

The city is sitting on $400,000 of money it needs to spend for tourism. Wanna do something extra for the town/region? Become a partner with one of our area events and use that money to promote some first-class events that will bring people to the region. Not a park that five people will use and that will become a forever expense on the balance sheet.

You would be better off finding the five people who would use that park and buying them a $10,000 car to drive to Spring Canyon. You would save $800,000.

Ted Piccolo

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