I enjoyed Dave Helm’s op-ed in last week’s Tracy Press about the proposed water park (His Voice, “Put swim center to a vote”).
If there is a need and demand for such a facility in Tracy, let it be built. But let it be built and operated by private industry, not by the city of Tracy.
Remember, city employees are people who get paid for the 20 years they work, then who continue to get paid for the rest of their lives after they retire. The last thing we want to do is add more such employees to the city payroll. Private business will run a water park for a fraction of the long-term costs to the city.