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Orinda puts out the tin cup

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 at 12:54 pm in Contra Costa County, Contra Costa politics, Dopey.

Is this what we have come down to?

Today’s story in the CCT by my colleague Paul Thissen outlines how Orinda plans to take charitable contributions from residents in an effort to pay for stuff the city can’t afford, you know, frivolous things like fixing its bad roads and inadequate storm drains.

I can see the advertisement now: “Sponsor your own pothole!” “Donate and we’ll put your name on a storm drain cover!”

Unbelievable.

I would hate to see this trend gain speed.

Charities that help causes such as battered women, blind children, injured wildlife and orphans are already suffering in the poor economy. The last thing they need is more competition.

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