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Letter to the Editor: It’s summer, but I still have to work

After reading Mayor Fortier’s article, published on July 14 and titled “Go jump in the Lake,” it is clear that she is out of touch with the working-class community of South Lake Tahoe. Quote 1: “There are so many real issues we face as a city and significant problems we must solve. But not today!” Quote 2: “For the moment, let’s suspend the problems that divide us and the issues that ignite us. They will all be there next month. But maybe with a little fun and a measure of play, they won’t seem nearly as contentious.”

Why does she think it’s OK to tell her employer (the people of SLT) this? If any one of us said this to our employer, we would be no longer employed. The attitude of “our problems will be there next month” seems to be the attitude of most politicians on both sides and perhaps that is why we are so stagnant as a society. Most of us are hired to do a job in the most timely, efficient and safe way possible and I believe Mayor Fortier was as well. While you, Mayor Fortier, are dipping your toes in the lake this month, I’ll be on my way to work. Must be nice.

Chris Larson

Zephyr Cove, Nev.

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