Reader's View: No on parks levy: Duluth must spend better

With everyone else raising taxes, too, it's hurting the low- to medium-income families.

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Even though I think parks are important, I cannot vote yes for the Parks Fund levy referendum on the Nov. 8 ballot in Duluth because everything else is so high nowadays. With everyone else raising taxes, too, it's hurting the low- to medium-income families (Our View/Endorsement: “ Timing terrible to ask for tax increase for parks ,” Oct. 21).

I voted yes for the street tax in Duluth because we were told the worst streets would be fixed, but so far I haven't seen that happen. Second Avenue East above Fourth Street is still virtually cobblestone and dirt. I've noticed that it's been like that for several years — and it's not scheduled to be fixed, either. Several other streets are also not listed to be fixed that also are in bad need of repairs.

Maybe the city should look at ways to spend better. That's why I'm voting no.

Cecilia Hill



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