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Chair purchase wasn’t in city’s best interest

I was saddened when I read the article about the city purchasing new

chairs for the City Council chamber. To think that $12,000 in Burbank

taxpayer money went to 12 chairs is a disgusting and vile thought.

Chairs? When the city is facing an almost $9 million deficit? The

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wisest direction they could find to throw $12,000 dollars is ...

chairs?

That might have housed a homeless person for a year, fed some

hungry people for a long time, bought some materials and supplies for

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schools, helped with medical supplies and services for those without

insurance -- any number of worthy causes besides some chairs for

already overpaid city officials.

I’m sure any kid would have something to say, if they could read.

But they don’t seem to have enough teachers or books. The working

stiff would probably have something to say, but he’s too busy being

sick from lack of proper health care. And the homeless person in the

alley behind City Hall, he’ll sleep well knowing everyone inside is

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resting comfortably in their $12,000 chairs.

JESSE L. BYERS

Burbank


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