Another letter to the city council, this one lamenting a poor use of city funds, and in particular the misallocation of federal ARPA funds that should be put to uses that directly benefit struggling residents…
From: Seth Grimes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, May 25, 2022 at 10:34 AM
Subject: I oppose community center atrium-project architectural-services funding
To: Kate Stewart <email@example.com>, Peter Kovar <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Cindy Dyballa <email@example.com>, Kacy Kostiuk <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Terry Seamens <TerryS@takomaparkmd.gov>, Jarrett Smith <email@example.com>, Talisha Searcy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: City Clerk | City of Takoma Park <email@example.com>
Mayor, Council Members,
I oppose the Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing a Contract for Architectural Services for the Community Center Renovation Project that is on this evening’s city council agenda (https://documents.
I believe that putting a floor across the community center atrium to create police department space is not a best use of city funds. Further, the plan to spend $1 million in federal ARPA money on construction is a misallocation of funds that should be put to uses that directly benefit struggling residents. Let’s not take the next step — to be voted by the council this evening — of authorizing $72,550 for architectural services. Please vote against this ordinance.