Letters: Fix pool before giving money to local chamber's programs

June 22, 2007 12:00 am

Before my City Council gives thousands of dollars away to the Crescent City/Del Norte County Chamber of Commerce and to a visitor center, we need to fix our pool ("Help build leadership, businesses," June 13).

Then, I believe, it's time we create a real Chinese garden, a real memorial garden in Beachfront Park for what people did here many years ago ("Author recounts Chinese expulsions," June 19). If Tacoma can do it, then why can't we do something on a smaller scale? And yes, it's time for a bocce ball court at Beachfront Park ("Bocce ball: A sport who time has arrived?" June 19) – and there is room where the one-hole golf course was.

But without hearing the people's voice, the council will give its money away. The council will give its money away.

Regarding "Condo design wrong for us" (June 19), maybe it's a little sour grapes as it's not Charles Slert's design. If Slert is right, maybe it's time we hire someone with a background in architectural design for the Planning Department to aid the Planning Commission.

Richard M. Miles

Crescent City