Letter to the Editor: Vote Yes on Prop 1

Monday, October 14, 2019

To the Editor:

A funny thing happens when you retire. One week you are attending business lunches, flying to places to discuss marketing strategies, learning the latest rules and regulations of your industry, and networking (aka schmoozing).

The next week, you’re asked if you’ve been to the “senior center.” Wait, what? That’s the place my folks used to go to - it’s not for me!

Or is it?

This is one of the reasons Prop 1, Shoreline Aquatics, Recreation and Community Center (ShARCC) will have priority space for those aged 50+. ShARCC is open to all ages, erasing any stigma attached to going to a place your parents visited.

As folks age, they may live in an apartment, not see people as much,  and maybe the kids have moved away. If they’ve retired, they don’t see work colleagues. Here, they will get to meet people and do many different things.

The 50+ space will offer cultural events, entertainment, genealogy classes, arts programs, lectures, and fitness classes.  You can get help with your taxes, get to meet people and do the many different things currently offered by the Shoreline/LFP Senior Center. There’s a commercial kitchen for meal preparation. And there’s the pool.

This is an ideal time to integrate all ages into a true community center.

Vote Yes! For Prop 1.

Pam Cross


Anonymous,  October 14, 2019 at 6:26 PM  

Sorry, I'm voting no. Taxes are high enough. These existing buildings just need maintenance. No oversight on all this spending.

Anonymous,  October 15, 2019 at 10:26 AM  

VOTE NO! I cannot afford $250-$500 a year extra on property taxes for the next 20 years. I can barely afford my own health insurance and gym membership. This proposition is so greedy and guilt driven. Growth was supposed to pay for growth, but with the ill-thought-out 12 year total residential property tax breaks the council gave developers, we the existing residents are paying for this all. YOU SHOULD HAVE TAXED NEW DEVELOPMENT TO PAY FOR THIS! There are a lot of us who barely make ends meet, and the cutoff to be considered too poor to pay for this is a joke.

Moose Dahlheim,  October 29, 2019 at 9:39 AM  

Please read the details. Buying land and building new is the smart call.

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