To the Editor:

It appears the Keizer City Council has no respect for the judgement of the voters in Keizer. Judging by the results of the special meeting on imposing a fee for city parks, the council will—in all likelihood—impose a $4 per month per household on our water bills.

In spite of the city’s own survey which showed our citizens ranked parks well below public safety, the council will probably go ahead with a fee without a vote of the people.

The fact is the parks now receive $336,000 a year for maintenance and that will go to $1 million per year with the fee. You can bet a fee for public safety will be on the agenda shortly. The only way to stop the process is for tax payers to let the city council know they are acting badly.

Let’s take care of public safety first and let us vote on fees.

Bill Quinn
Keizer