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Letter: Beach pass price hike could backfire

Beachgoers take to Long Beach Saturday, July 25,

Beachgoers take to Long Beach Saturday, July 25, 2015. Credit: Barry Sloan

Raising the cost of many beach passes for Long Beach will be a financial disaster for people who go there to relax [“Beach passes pricier,” News, May 10].

Taxes on Long Island and Nassau County are already high; there is no reason to punish residents who already pay hefty amounts by draining our pockets even more. Not only will this take away from the overall enjoyment of the beach, but it may also reduce the number of beachgoers. It’s a huge imposition that will add up over time.

The city should find another way to fund its $1 million annual operating loss for the beach. Raising the price of passes will only create more issues.

Yasmeen Ettrick, Baldwin