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LETTERS -- Cut Staff Before Selling Santa Monica's Assets

June 1, 2018

Dear Editor,

In his letter of May 30, City Manager Rick Cole points out the City has sufficient assets to cover its long term pension liability -- including "valuable physical infrastructure."

However, this presumes a willingness to sell some of Santa Monica's assets to meet future employee obligations.

If the City Manager believes it is appropriate to sell some of the city's most treasured assets -- such as its parks, the library and City Hall -- to meet future pension commitments, then he should specify which properties are up for grabs.

I, for one, would prefer to see staffing reductions rather than a "For Sale" sign in Palisades Park.

Dana Goldman, PhD
Santa Monica

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