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City of Lodi has been choosing seniors over children

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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013 12:00 am

I read the story about Camp Hutchins closing, and one overarching theme stood out: The city continues to subsidize programs for the elderly at the expense of children.

When Hutchins Street Square pool hours were cut back, almost all the hours affected were those during family swim time.

When Hutchins Street Square pool closed for repairs, classes for the elderly were relocated to Twin Arbors; family swim time — you are out of luck!

When the lease needed to be renegotiated for the Adult Day Care Program and the Preschool and Summer Break Program, the kids got the ax and the Adult Daycare remains taxpayer-subsidized. Why not have both pay half? It didn't seem like that was even discussed.

Do I see a trend? It might be time for a good story about the city's preferential treatment of seniors over children.

Andrea Songey-Neff


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