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Park fees are a burden to most Pasco residents

Enforcing parking fee ultimately helps parks Jan. 26 editorial

Park fees burden to most residents

Are you people on the Pasco County Parks Department payroll? Or are you so blinded by the powers that be you can not see what these fees are? They are an added tax arbitrarily placed on the people of the county by an administration that cares not one wit about the average-income folks of this county.

These fees are a burden on the majority of people who live in west Pasco whose incomes are a lot less than the commissioners and the park administrators.

They have taken no pay cut that I know of and can find $300,000 to give a Christmas bonus to county employees on a whim.

They can propose a Pinellas Trail extension at the that same cost yet cannot find funds to allow their citizens to use their tax-supported parks. Where does all this money come from?

Mr. Editor, are you so hooked into the establishment that you don't care about the average folks either?

Brigitte Rehlinger, Holiday

Republican office must stay fair

I am hoping in the spirit of a good, clean race between Republican State Committeeman Bill Bunting and former Commissioner Steve Simon that the Pasco Republican office will be available during regular hours to phone bank for the Simon team.

I understand that six to eight lines have been added for that purpose. A fair campaign between these two rivals is paramount to keeping the Pasco Republican Party relevant without bias.

It also is my request that Committeeman Bunting be relieved of his duties as office manager of the Hudson Republican office on State Road 52 and be replaced with a qualified and neutral person.

All local Republican candidates must have access to that office without prejudice.

I know Republican Executive Committee Chairman Randy Maggard is a fair and competent leader in our party and will do the right thing in this instance.

George Skinner, Hudson

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