Letter: Luring back Atlanta Braves not in Palm Beach County’s best interest

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros in a spring training baseball game, Friday, March 25, 2016, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Regarding “idea of luring Atlanta Braves” (Thursday): County Commissioner Hal Valeche and his colleagues need to figure out “a creative way” to fund the best schools in the country, and to attend to the maintenance of the innumerable infrastructure needs throughout the county.

We don’t have enough money for these most fundamental functions of local government without raising sales taxes, but we can find “a creative way” to pour tens of millions of dollars into subsidizing baseball millionaires.

The hubris of the suggestion that there is “a creative way” to rig the system for a baseball billionaire boggles the mind and suggests just how isolated not only Mr. Valeche is but also any commissioner who would even entertain the idea.

Indeed, any county commissioner who votes for more subsidies for baseball millionaires should be voted out of office.

MIKE ARNOLD, WEST PALM BEACH

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