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Here we go, fellow Gainesville taxpayers. Several weeks ago I wrote a letter about the $350,000 to $400,000 getting ready to be wasted on a "fitness" addition at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. At the council meeting, I suggested this money had better uses like hiring some teachers back or giving police officers a raise. No, this fitness center was "needed."

Now we hear that Gainesville police and firemen will have to suffer unpaid furloughs. I am telling you folks, you better let your council know how you feel about this now and remember them in the next election or this waste of our taxpayers money will never stop.

Lenny Baker

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