Letter to the Editor: A local government body asking if it was legal to spend money before doing so? No way!

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Dave Penn told the Quincy Park District Board during its Wednesday meeting that, based upon the information he had available, he could not make a determination as to whether or not it was legal for the Park District to make a contribution of $25,000 to the Riverfront Corporation.

Amazing! Imagine a local government body asking if it was legal to expend funds before they actually expend funds. The attorney gives a thoughtful answer — not one they just want to hear. 

And they listen.

NO WAY.

Barney Bier
Quincy, Illinois

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