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Essays from West of 98

It’s no secret that Stamford’s city pool is important to me. I’ve discussed it several times in social media posts. At city council meetings, we have worked on both short-term improvements to the pool as well as a long-term improvement plan. But today, I want to discuss why I find it so important. The city pool is not just a random city service that I have fixated on. City pools, especially in rural communities, stand as something very meaningful.

As we talk about revitalizing rural communities, the conversation inevitably involves “quality of life.” If a community wants to keep its current residents and attract new ones, the community must have amenities that make the community an enjoyable place to live. Moreover, these amenities should provide quality of life for everyone in the community, not just a partial segment.

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