In response to your article, "Bocce ball courts proposed in Hickory Ridge" (Nov. 15) : Are you kidding me? Bocce courts?

Does that seem like a sensible investment for our funds? Especially in a tough economic time for many families? If we have money to fund this kind of development maybe CA should be considering lowering the assessment rate. Boggles my mind.

Why not use that seven-digit number to support programs that might help portions of the Columbia population that are struggling. Someone needs to exercise some fiscal sanity.

Paul Lynner


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