In their literature, the Winkler, Duboc, Boyle campaign claims that
privatizing Burgess pool is saving the city over $400,000 annually.
At the September Parks and Recreation meeting, commissioners asked
staff what the savings at the pool were. Staff stated that could not
quantify the savings or costs to the city. A follow-up call to the
city's finance director yielded the same answer. As council
members, Duboc and Winkler have ample access to the most accurate
financial information that the city produces, and can easily make the
same inquires that I did. John Boyle, as a member of the city's
budget advisory committee, should know these numbers as well as
anyone. Yet when presented with this information at their October
19th "Rally to Defend Burgess Pool", Winkler, Duboc, and Boyle, along
with their supporters, repeatedly shouted that the number is valid.
It is not.
Menlo Park Parks and Recreation Commission
City Council Candidate
(This letter was submitted to The Almanac, but because The Almanac does not publish letters to the editor from council candidates, it is being posted here instead)