Cost of retreat outrageous |

Cost of retreat outrageous

When I read the article in The Union ($30,000 for retreat in Placer County), my blood pressure went sky high; in fact I ended up in the local hospital emergency room. It’s not bad enough that they wanted to spend $30,000 of the taxpayers’ money, but they wanted to take it out of the county.

Also in the statement by Gaebler it’s one hundredth of 1 percent of our budget, it’s a tiny cost: It might be a tiny cost to Gaebler, but $30,000 is a lot of money to me. My property tax is $2,973.96 a year, and I don’t want any part of it used for a retreat. Also, this is for 30 people. Did they leave their wives and girlfriends home for three days?

I am in charge of the kitchen at the Veterans Building on South Auburn Street. The American Legion spent $10,000 of money donated by individual taxpayers, not one penny coming from the county. We are in sore need of new stoves. I can think of many uses for $30,000 besides a retreat to Placer County to benefit a few of our county employees.

Rudy Kutchar

Grass Valley

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