Going downhill

Dear Editor:We like reading your paper to see what's happening in Downey. However, I don't like to see the reports about some actions City Hall takes. For example, a memorial monument for a fallen officer from 30 years ago? And spend $90,000 on this? Sure, a memorial is a good idea but in this time of crisis (yes, crisis), should we spend that much? Also, putting a city worker on administrative leave until her retirement at a whopping cost of $100,000! What's going on here? We, the people, deserve answers. Does anybody remember what happened in Bell? In this time of crisis we need to look closely at our city officials and look at where the spending goes, instead of them fulfilling their pet projects or their ego-boosting projects. I am a concerned citizen and see only that we are going down a road of failure. -- Robert van der Velde, Downey

********** Published: February 17, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 44