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Wichita’s priorities don’t include pools

From John Stevens:

It is very shameful that the city of Wichita always has money for economic development projects but can’t take care of simple neighborhood issues.

The Edgemoor Park swimming pool was down all summer because the city didn’t want to spend the money necessary to fix it. Projects such as economic development downtown seem to be more important than our city’s children enjoying an important part of their education and recreation for the summer.

I hope that we soon can elect new City Council members who have a better vision of city parks and swimming pools as a proper function of government to be funded by property taxes. I also hope that we can have a political discussion about the proper function of property-tax revenue.