Can’t Afford Schiff’s Park

In the May 28 edition of the CV Weekly was an article on “Preserving Open Space in the Rim of the Valley” by Rep. Schiff. Rep. Schiff loves to spend taxpayers’ money. The National Park system can’t take care of what the backlog is now to bring most parks up to date. Adding another park makes no sense. Most of the land is already in federal, state or local control. We have the Angeles National Forest along with many wilderness areas the Santa Monica Conservancy controls most of the Verdugos. We have Griffith Park, Deukmejian Park plus the Santa Monica Mountains are mostly controlled also by the Santa Monica Conservancy plus more than five large state parks. What private land is involved will be taken off the tax rolls.

Bottom line is we can’t afford Schiff’s park.

Bob Gregg