Supervisor Janet Nguyen wants to spend $350,000 on a Vietnam memorial

Vietnam War Memorial in Westminster

There is already a Vietnam War Memorial in Westminster.  Should the O.C. Supervisors spend $350K for another one in Midway City?

Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen, who represents Santa Ana, in the First Supervisorial District, is presenting a motion this Tuesday, at the O.C. Board of Supervisors’ meeting, to spend $350,000 on a historical memorial dedicated to American and Vietnamese history.  The memorial is to be located at the Roger Stanton Park in Midway City.

Is it a good idea to spend a third of a million dollars on a memorial during a recession?  Many Orange County workers are out of work due to the state budget crisis.  And thousands of Nguyen’s constituents are suffering as well.

There is a park shortage in Santa Ana.  Couldn’t the $350,000 be used to build a mini-park?  Santa Ana has more young people than any other city in Orange County.

How does spending so much on a memorial really serve the people of the First District?

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