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New college pool is costly to users and taxpayers
June 25, 2013, 05:00 AM

Editor,

 I was delighted when my swim coach told me that the College of San Mateo has a new Olympic-sized swimming pool until he said it costs $20 per drop in visit!

The college website says to call the private, for-profit company that manages the pool to learn the drop-in cost.  I did, however, find that the College staff get free use of the pool, which may explain why it was built at the district headquarters instead of the other colleges (Skyline, Cañada) which don’t have swimming pools.

When the voters approved the prior college bond, the money was supposed to go for “constructing and modernizing classrooms ... and the replacement of aging ventilation systems, removal of hazardous materials such as asbestos, and installation of alternative-energy programs.”

The voters weren’t told the college district was going to build a multi-million dollar swimming pool and charge taxpayers the highest per visit charge in the state for any community college swimming pool.

The next time our San Mateo County Community College District asks us to raise taxes for academics, its argument will be undermined by how it mishandled the new swimming pool, paid for by taxpayers with borrowed money over the years, but run by and like a private club for the moneyed and district staff.

 

Bill Collins

Pacifica

 

 

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