The Brookhaven Town Council is giving its residents, in these trying economic times, reason to question its connection to the people it is sworn to serve ["Amphitheater's tune-up," News, April 13]. The board's adoption of a $25, two-year parking permit for public beaches and marinas is a blatant insult to our taxpayers and their families.
It is a low blow to all, but especially to those who must watch every penny. This parking fee at family-centered places such as our beaches and marinas is thoughtless. We take pride in such venues, which offer unencumbered and relaxing places to forget our troubles and enjoy our families on hot summer days. We can cast our hooks off a pier or push a stroller along a marina walkway. By charging us to enjoy such simple pleasures, our council has indeed lost touch with who we are and what we deserve as a community.
Patrick and Catherine Cauchi, Mount Sinai