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SPRINKER: A chance to make things right

Letter by Martha Stokes, Black Diamond on July 14, 2010 at 3:14 pm | 6 Comments »
July 14, 2010 3:14 pm

There is no question that prior Pierce County Council members did not serve the community in the best interest. But there are some new council members who were elected in the last election who do have a rare opportunity to right a big wrong.

But to do so means these council members must be stronger and tougher than prior council members. They must be able to stand up for the community against internal council conflicts and peer pressure.

What is at stake for all of the council members is a loss of public faith in the system and in the council itself. With an election coming up this fall, Sprinker Recreation Center is now the topic that is at the forefront of many people’s minds, far more than many council members believe.

The Friends of Sprinker group is gaining momentum and is growing exponentially as the various sports groups that use this center and its outdoor fields become aware that it is not just an ice rink or a tennis court that the community is losing but a 105-acre park and recreation center.

As the community comes together to save this special place where our youth, military families and senior citizens not only play and enjoy life but create memories that last a lifetime, the county must accept that the people no longer will tolerate false promises and wasted funds.

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