I and many of my neighbors are stumped by the logic of SLO’s City Council folks, who suggested last week that Laguna Lake area residents pay for the long-overdue maintenance of Laguna Lake.
Why Councilwoman Kathy Smith voted in favor of the idea, after suggesting that all city residents shoulder the financial burden, is equally puzzling.
The lake and park are open to all, so why should those of us living nearby incur assessments of $450 to nearly $1,000 annually for its maintenance? That’s an enormous property-tax increase for one small section of the city. I share former Councilwoman Christine Mulholland’s view (July 23) that a “no” vote is in order if this unfair plan ends up on the ballot.