In spite of opposition, Mayor Garrad Marsh and the Modesto City Council are forging ahead with their plan to build a new courthouse. They have overpaid for property and have wasted taxpayers’ money. This should be taken out of their pockets, as it was their bad judgment.
The long-suffering taxpayer has had services cut due to poor planning. Essential services such as police protection for this drug- and crime-ridden city; not to mention roads in disrepair and many other needs which we already pay for.
The mayor is now fund-raising in a bid for his second term. He has received donations from developers and attorneys and former public officials, raising more than $55,000 from September through December, 2014.
Joan P. Smith, Modesto