Once again the Pied Piper of negativism blows his horn and proclaims a Tracy Regional Alliance for a Quality Community decree that the city of Tracy cannot build a residential development in the southwest sector of town, nor can it build the swim center that community members have worked long and hard to bring to Tracy.
Most of us thought that the City Council’s recent decision in the form of a unanimous 5-0 vote sent a clear message that a new swimming facility is a community priority and that it was soon to be a reality.
Now we are told that TRAQC, the team of rancher-lawyer Mark Connolly and his wanna-be-mayor wife Celeste Garamendi, are suing the city and the swimming pool facility’s construction team in an effort to kill the swim center project.
How long are we going to have to put up with this? The Ellis residential project is a top-notch green development project that will include a city-owned swim center. Children need a water park, the families of Tracy need a swim facility and the various swim teams in the area certainly could use a training center they can call home.
What is TRAQC’s goal with this frivolous lawsuit? It is purely for the benefit of a power-hungry special-interest group pursuing the agenda of a privileged few.
It’s a shame that in a time of great need, TRAQC puts its own self-interests above those of our children, our families, our seniors, our democratically elected leaders of Tracy and our community.