The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Opinion

March 7, 2013

Your View: Out of price range

JOPLIN, Mo. — I see that the city of Joplin is up to its old tricks, hurting the poor folk.

In the past, whenever the city has brought up turning the Schifferdecker pool into a water park, the residents of Joplin have told them to leave the pool as it always has been, just a plain pool.

 Now the Joplin City Council decided to make it into a big fancy pool, and on top of that, it is going to cost the users five times as much as it used to. The Schifferdecker pool is on the west side of Joplin in a lower income area, and now it is going to be out of the price range of the average user.

They have other pools in Joplin where they could charge those higher rates. Why couldn’t they just have left the Schifferdecker a plain simple pool for the poorer residents? Doesn’t anyone else remember that the residents of Joplin just wanted the Schifferdecker pool left for the average resident?

Larry McDonald

Joplin

1
Text Only
Opinion
Local News
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

A state lawmaker who is one of two doctors in the Oklahoma Legislature is insisting that unaccompanied immigrant minors being housed at Fort Sill be quarantined. Do you think those kinds of measures should be taken?

A. Yes.
B. No.
     View Results
Facebook
NDN Video
Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel
Sports