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Scott Clark: ‘Bizarre’ ambulance service

Scott Clark
Minneapolis

Some time ago I saw a letter lamenting the “bizarre” situation involving ambulance service in Summit County. Here’s what, in my opinion, makes it that way.

It’s bizarre that a largely anonymous special district can spend nearly half a million taxpayer dollars to duplicate an already existing service, then attempt to coerce county government into giving them a license to operate. Since their rather interesting one-vote landslide increased our taxes by about $20 million over the next 10 years, they’ve done nothing but prove how little they needed the money.

We’re living in a tough economy. Suppose a plumber decided that since there’s little new building in the county, he would branch out into health care? He hires some people, buys a truck, and says “give me a license too.” Would that make sense? Where does it end? This effort would be a waste of everyone’s time, and taxpayer money. Don’t give in to the pressure.

Scott Clark, Minneapolis


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