Genuinely concerned citizens will vote against the Fraser Rec recall
January 25, 2009
To the Editor:
I myself am a concerned citizen of the Fraser Valley. I am concerned that my children have a safe place to play and grow. I am concerned that the “Concerned Citizens” group that wants to recall the Rec District board is only looking out for its best interest as they do not want to pay their share of the taxes that will support OUR community rec center.
If the “concerned citizens” recall even one person on the Rec District board, we will still be required to pay the bond, yet we will NOT have a rec center. How pitiful that they want us to pay and receive nothing just to have their own interests prevail.
I AM ADAMANTLY AGAINST THE RECALL. We already had an election and the voters decided that it was in the best interest of the Fraser Valley to have a rec center. I am angry that after the rec center passed, the “concerned citizens” formed a group to take away what was voted on fair and square. The fact that they want to change my vote infuriates me.
There is no reason to recall the vote or the board. To date, the bond project have been ON-TIME and ON-BUDGET. The current board has helped to add more than $1 million in value to the Rec Center through grants and donations; the three directors are constructive and productive community leaders; the Concerned Citizens have already cost Rec District taxpayers more than $400,000 in added bond costs and litigation expenses; the Concerned Citizens group was fined $7,050 for violating campaign finance law; any delay in completing the golf course clubhouse or rec center will cost the Rec District taxpayers more money.
I am asking the REAL concerned citizens that want to improve our community to Vote “NO” on the Rec District Recall of Dan O’Connell, Beth Sands and Pete Strohecker.
Michelle L Herbert