I’m writing this letter in response to the article titled “Sunset Empire Recreation District Bond Will Go To Voters” published Wednesday, April 18 in The Daily Astorian. All I have to say to the proposed expansion is, “No, no, no! A definite and unequivocal NO!”
Over the last few years, the district has spent over $60,000 in consultation fees for the proposed “multi-million dollar expansion of the aquatic facility,” all of which was approved by the board of directors. It appears that Skyler Archibald, executive director of the district, is directing the board, rather than the other way around. This isn’t surprising given the fact that none of the board’s members use the pool.
I urge in-district voters to say “no” to the bond measure and proposed expansion. We don’t need bigger. What we do need is better management of the facility and tax dollars we already have.