The following Letter to the Editor by Larry Hoffenberg, Secretary/Treasurer of the Gila County Libertarian Party, was published by the Payson Roundup on August 20, 2021.
Splash pad neither wise nor frugal
Are Libertarians the only ones disappointed and distressed by the Town of Payson’s decision to proceed with building the splash pad for a whopping $687,000?
I mean, what does it splash, champagne?
The fact that a last-minute federal taxpayer subsidy of $207,000 rides in to rescue the project like manna from heaven doesn’t make this any less of a bloated boondoggle.
At this rate, how much will the much-ballyhooed new swimming pool cost we the taxpayers? How much will the new Granite Dells Park end up costing the taxpayers of the town?
Founding Father and American President Thomas Jefferson strongly advocated for a “wise and frugal government.” Libertarians say the Payson splash pad is neither wise nor frugal.
Libertarian Party Precinct Committeeman,
Northwest Payson District