Letter: Other communities should contribute

Published 11:44 pm Friday, September 22, 2017

Freeborn County population per the internet is 30,446.

City of Albert Lea has a population of 17,667.

Taxes in both are increasing, per Tribune articles.

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Save Our Hospital states that Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea serves 60,000 people.

The city and county have both pledged $35,000 to the fund for a hospital finance consultant.

Why not have the surrounding communities contribute? Each member of the county is essentially paying over a dollar, and each city member is paying around three dollars into this fund. Remind members of SOH of this when they complain about rising taxes!

Jeremiah Forman

Albert Lea