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Mixed Priorities

January 17, 1988

It's obvious that many local politicians consider themselves as French nobility while San Diego taxpayers are the peasantry who must pay for monuments to their greatness.

Recently we've been told that we have to raise the sales tax because our local government can't afford to provide essential services such as road maintenance, jails and courthouses. But while we can't do important things like fix the roads or build jails without socking it to the taxpayer, Mayor Maureen O'Connor wants to blow money on an arts and park complex to "rival the Museum d'Orsay in Paris."

It's appalling to see the priorities of politicians when it comes to spending other people's money.

CHRISTOPHER M. SCHNAUBELT

San Diego

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