How many times do we have to vote "no" before the city gets it? My property taxes have tripled since I bought my home 20 years ago.
I understand we need to support such necessities as schools, road maintenance, emergency services, etc., but I do mind being asked to pay for someone else's toys.
An aquatic center is not a necessity. It's a very expensive luxury, especially when times are tough and money is tight.
If people really want this type of facility, they should go after private funding for it and not ask the taxpayers to shoulder another burden.