Non-Residents Subsidizing City

In voting to impose a $55 fee on non-residents who use the Thousand Oaks Library, City Council member Judy Lazar said: "We are asking our own residents to subsidize the use of the library without recompense from any other area."

Is not the sales tax revenue generated by non-residents shopping in Thousand Oaks recompense? We pay sales taxes to the city but receive no benefits for that money.

If Thousand Oaks will not subsidize non-resident use of the library, non-residents should stop subsidizing the city treasury. I suggest that all disgruntled non-resident library users now shop elsewhere. Let's see how well city services are funded when only residents are taxed.

DAVID E. ROSS

Agoura

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