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Selfishness--or Reaction to Behind-the-Scenes Tax Hike?

August 18, 1991

I simply cannot believe the selfish, short-sighted attitude of the Jarvis organization and the taxpayers who angrily refused to pay $30 to $50 a year to improve school and recreational facilities in their communities. What a sad commentary on today's society if people will not pool their resources to improve their communities!

We need to face reality. As long as Proposition 13 is still in force, we are either going to have to be satisfied with rundown public facilities, thus inviting crime and graffiti, or find inventive ways to come up with the funds to maintain facilities as they should be maintained. Shame on those selfish taxpayers who cannot possibly part with a few dollars a month to benefit the community at large.

JANE R. SCHRENZEL, El Toro

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