Dear Editor,

This past election we approved a 1 percent tax to fund street repairs and act as though that was a good thing.

Our first and foremost priority should be funding repair and maintenance of existing infrastructure and facilities. Diverting resources from this need only makes the problem bigger next year and the next.

Meanwhile we propose pouring resources into a bottomless pit called Bomber Mountain Civic Center. Now we are talking about a mega civic center. Our recreation board is a money pool for any worthwhile nice to have idea.

The walking trail here in Buffalo is probably our least expensive recreational asset used by every age level, and we can’t even afford to provide a couple of portable toilets that are needed west of Klondike Road.

Telling people no on their wants while funding our needs in an informed and resolute manner is the only way out.

This culture of putting our wants above needs can be seen all across America while we are growing a hopeless national debt. Where is the off ramp?

Mark Bunker


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