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Time to start work on another pool site

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 — At its Tuesday, June 17 meeting, the Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority directed staff to write a letter to the Lassen Union High School District Board of Trustees to say the authority is no longer interested in pursuing the purchase of the Credence High School site for a community swimming pool.

Some members of the board expressed their dissatisfaction with the progress of the negotiations with the high school district while others defended the high school board as it seeks to sort out the question of who actually owns the site the authority ranked No. 1 for the community pool and resolve those issues.

At this point there is no reason to play the blame game and try to make the high school district board wrong.

The authority made the correct decision when it elected to end negotiations with the school district and move on to consider one of the other sites. Too many problems and issues have arisen concerning the Credence High School site, and it may take weeks or months or years to sort it all out. The recreation authority board remains focused on its determination to bring a swimming pool to the Susanville community as quickly as possible — as it should.

For the full Editorial and other opinions, read the Tuesday, June 24, 2014 edition of the Lassen County Times.


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