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Letter: Is new City Hall a want or a need?

To the editor:

I thought the issue of a new City Hall was dead and now I see that it has

raised its ugly head again. Forward thinking says Mr. Snyder? How about yet

another frivolous expenditure like the too narrow one-way street in our

downtown area?

Where is this money going to come from? We all know the answer to that question — every taxpayer that lives here. Didn't we just see a property tax hike this year of around 9 percent (if my memory serves me correctly)? Why are large expenditures such as a proposed new City Hall not brought before the voters, who ultimately pay for this?

My mother used to say, wanting and getting are two different things (as well they should be).

Let the voters decide on this issue, and let's see an independent cost benefit analysis so we can see for ourselves if this is truly a want or a need.

Rebecca Callahan

Osakis, MN

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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