This is in response to the story "Let the lights shine," printed Nov. 16. I cut the article out and put it in my “I can’t believe this” file.
The city of Auburn went to considerable expense and energy to discuss the fact that it takes $4,000 of the taxpayers' money to direct traffic around Drs. Loggins' and Bang’s hobby, but won't require the doctors to pay for traffic control, so the show will go on.
Fact: Taxpayers don’t have the money to indulge two people’s hobby. Shame on the four councilors without common sense. I will remember them at election.
If those two families wanted to pursue their hobby, they should have purchased homes where they would not inconvenience their neighbors.
They are displaying blatant disregard for the rights of others, and then they have the audacity to suggest that the public should act responsibly.
This is not a gift; it is self-indulgence on the part of two people without regard for their neighborhood safety and enjoyment of holiday time.
June Chartier, Auburn