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Letter: Rec center foes have tea party agenda

I have been following the pros and cons of the proposed midvalley rec renter for some time, and I think I see a pattern, maybe even a con job.

The folks with lots of money seem to be against having their taxes raised, and they are spending large sums of that money to convince those of us without lots of money that we don’t need a rec center.

They would have us believe that we are better off spending our money in Aspen and Glenwood. Ever wonder if they are campaigning against it to support their own financial agenda?

I live in the midvalley. I shop in the midvalley and work in the midvalley, and it seems logical to have a good place to recreate in the midvalley.

Yes, our property taxes will go up a little, but not in the huge amounts projected by the opposition. Little is being said about our property values going up with the great recreational opportunities provided by the center or the time, energy and stress we will avoid by commuting less. Seems like a very good and beneficial investment.

The pattern that I see is that we are being fed discouraging information in order to ensure the success of someone else’s agenda.

Think tea party; think big business; think driving up and down the valley.

And as for the gentleman who suggested that we don’t need an indoor track or pool, we can just swim and run outside in the snow and ice: After you, sir, after you.

I encourage you to think about your own needs and how the Crown Mountain center will personally benefit your life in the midvalley and cast your vote in favor of this great opportunity for a balanced and healthy community.

Karen D’Attilo

Lazy Glen

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