Letter to the editor: Wasteful spending

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Wasteful spending

I was reading an article in a recent issue regarding Centennial’s 2020 budget. One sentence stood out, “At about 19 years old, Centennial is still sticking to its long-term strategy of avoiding debt, but it’s unclear how that will jell with shortfalls in the years ahead”. A good place to start is to STOP SPENDING ON FRILLS. One luxury is Centennial Park and its expansion which is an expensive city decoration we have never seen and, like many, do not plan to see or use.

Another is speed humps, which are obstacles voted for only by the adjacent residents while not allowing for the vote of residents who must negotiate them on a daily basis. Why speed humps are even in the city road planning is beyond me. And is there a need for stop sign islands on neighborhood roads?

Expanding and maintaining the city’s infrastructure is important. Spending money on frills and pandering for a few only adds burden to a budget that could be better directed toward avoiding shortfalls in the years ahead.

Infrastructure is roads and streets, not parks and speed humps.

George Sullivan

Centennial

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