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Fraser Valley Rec District recall is ‘expensive dreaming’

To the Editor:

Recall advocate and so-called Concerned Citizen Lee Eckhoff must think the people of the Fraser Valley are idiots.

First he says he wants to “reverse” the rec center and the bond vote during a public meeting in August. Then another so-called Concerned Citizen says he wants to make a developer “buy” the rec center, whatever that really means. And in a recent letter to the editor Eckhoff touts a scheme that would entice bondholders to sue the Fraser Valley Metro Rec District relating to the construction projects that include the rec center.

And then in the same breath he says he and his recall backers don’t want to stop construction or work on the rec center? We’re supposed to believe him when the very bondholder tax scheme he dreams of would, indeed, delay if not stop construction completely? It would stop construction because those very lawsuits he and the concerned citizens dream of would freeze the bond money. It’s that simple. No bond money ” no money for construction.

These so-called Concerned Citizens (they’ve already cost the taxpayers $400,000 extra and they’ve been fined $7,050 by the county clerk) harbor a nightmare of financial mayhem and litigation for the Fraser Valley Metro Rec District’s taxpayers and its rec center. What they want would cost all of the taxpayers of the district lots of money because the taxpayers are on the hook for those bonds no matter what their schemes suggest.

Don’t encourage this sort of costly and expensive dreaming. What they dream of for the rec district is a true nightmare. They pushed the recall. Vote “no” on the recall election or face the specter of higher taxes and lawsuits. It’s that simple.

Patrick Brower


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