Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
I would never have guessed that I'm classified as a "second class citizen of Casa Grande," but with this ongoing problem with the water well in what is known as the Evergreen District, which is funded to some degree by all of us for watering that which is growing on each property — that has given me the feeling I'm not worthy of being treated as an equal citizen. I find I'm standing in second place when it comes to a few of our local government officials; they should project a first-place attitude toward all citizens.
I really don't understand the situation of a select group of Casa Grande citizens receiving all this attention and probably don't fully understand how and why this agreement came about many years ago. The majority of Casa Grande citizens do not have their own special "district"; we pay our fair share of taxes without receiving a special reward and receive water to our homes and submit payment every month to whoever is providing the water service. I agree 100% with the woman who stated "this is Arizona, plant mesquite trees" and support the statements made by Mary Kortsen and Donna McBride.
Is also is my understanding that there are only a few residents in this district who are actually using this flood watering system; many have changed to desert-type landscaping. A million dollars now and maybe more in the future to satisfy a minority of Casa Grande citizens. Whatever type of agreement/contract is in force between those in this district and the city, the city attorney and council members should be busy attempting to cancel it and settle with each homeowner within this district with a onetime payment to use the system so they may change to a drip system that has been suggested.
Robert D. Parks