On Tuesday, I attended the February board meeting of the Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District. During the public comment portion of the meeting, several pool patrons voiced a variety of complaints they have regarding Sunset Pool, and the deterioration of its operations over the last few years.

One patron who spoke referred to the changes made in the men’s locker room as being more appropriate for a “gay men’s bathhouse.” At the end of the public comment segment, one of the board members said that he had a problem with the reference to a “gay men’s bathhouse” and the rest of the board agreed. Really? That was the only thing they took away?

I find it disconcerting that not one of the board’s members responded to any of the concerns that were mentioned by the others who spoke at that meeting. To say that the board is ineffective is an understatement. For starters, not even one of its members uses the pool on a regular basis. Perhaps it’s time we looked into how to go about replacing the board.

Marti Wajc


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