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Corruption in Lynwood Drains Critical Services

September 21, 2003

Re "Lynwood Council Members Enjoy Lavish Perks and Pay," Sept. 15: Imagine a world in which the graft that is rampant in our society is finally eviscerated, allowing our schools, hospitals and nursing homes to be properly funded by our tax dollars. Instead, taxpayers pay for local elected officials who go to dance shows in Rio de Janeiro, musicals in New York City and a beach resort in Ghana.

After 9/11, President Bush talked about how the evil ones hit us and caused people to lose their jobs. In my view, some Lynwood City Council members are no better than Al Qaeda. They have allegedly used city treasury funds that otherwise could have gone to any number of critical services.

Stuart Balcomb

Venice

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