Why Fremont doesn’t have swimming pools

I still think Kathy McDonald is correct to find it strange that there aren’t any public swimming pools in Fremont.

But now I know why.

The year was 1961. Fremont held a special Nov. 21 municipal bond election.
One of the proposals was $140,000 “for building swimming pools.”

Exactly 6,100 people cast ballots, and the vote was 54.4 percent to 45.6 percent against swimming pools.

So there you have it: The people have spoken. No swimming pools for Fremont.

Matt Artz