It’s great Sprinker Recreation Center will be refurbished (TNT, 7-21). As to how to pay for it, here’s a novel idea: Has anyone heard of pay as you go?
I did some basic math. Bonds for $6.1 million at a mere 3 percent interest for 15 years equates to $505,000 per year. Divide that by 170,000 “visits” and that equals $2.95 per visit.
It’s too simple. Charge $3 per visit!
Why should the taxpayers who don’t use Sprinker pay for it? When I go to a private sector business for my entertainment, I pay at least the full cost of my visit.
I’ll chip in for other people’s Sprinker entertainment as long as they pick up the tab the next time I or any of the other 800,000 Pierce County residents who don’t use Sprinker go out to a movie or dinner.