Apparently, the social-justice crowd in the city administration in Duluth is intent on following the San Francisco/Los Angeles municipal model. What’s next, hypodermic needles, tents, and human feces on the sidewalks?

By the way, “priority-based budgeting,” as Mayor Emily Larson said was utilized in writing her 2020 city budget proposal, is another way of saying rinks and golf are out, taxes are up, and social justice is in (Mayor’s View Column: “City budget proposal represents ‘best of who we are’,” Sept 19).

There just aren’t words strong enough to describe the stupidity.

Steve Stojevich

Duluth