Their all sleazebuckets, city, state and federal. When are their pensions going to be taken away and replaced with 401k 's?
Courts have ruled repeatedly that properly enacted fees must be used strictly for the purposes for which they were enacted in order for them to remain proper (that is, not an illegal tax). Not sure where rec council fees are on that spectrum, but it defies reason that anyone will continue to pay for using a pool or other park amenity they can no longer enjoy because the money to operate it has been stolen to plow into the General Fund. This absolutely guarantees that all these great local programs will cease.
This is simply one more of Kev-boy's attempts to fill city coffers, not in order to provide services or improve infrastructure, but to give him more money for follies like bypass bridges in Balboa Park or sports stadiums that only benefit his millionaire masters.
What a nightmare. We are all trapped between this corporate oligarchy and a corrupt government that tries to extract whatever money it can off people (the vast majority of us) who are suffering immeasurably.