After reading the article about the city's parks and trails plan (Herald, Jan. 28), I can understand why councilors Meigs and Graham do not support the POST plan or the entire operation, which is a product of too much money (sales tax). In my opinion, the process is a nefarious scheme to protect the hind-end of the $100,000-a-year administrator of the parks and recreation department.
Why do we pay thousands of dollars of taxpayer money to tell us that the recreation center and Chapman Hill rink is in good shape? I am sure we have the expertise in the city's public works department to come to the same conclusion. I am sure this consulting organization was not shown the shambles of the Chapman house at the base of the ski facility.
It appears to me that we are spending about $300,000 on recreation administration. In my estimation, that is a great deal of recreation we do not see. The folks on the POST committee - which obviously represents special interest groups - will find that they may get what they bargained for, but not what they want. The forthcoming survey to residents to gauge public opinion of the city's facilities probably will be a representation of our current recreation establishment.
Adolph Kuss, Durango