Kaysen Still Hopes For Rec Center
Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen says he would still like to see a new city recreation center built in Cheyenne at some point, although he says the voters have clearly said they don't want to use sixth penny sales tax revenues to build it. Laramie County voters first rejected a rec center proposal on the 6th penny ballot in 2008 and earlier this year said no to a scaled back proposal carrying a price tag of $33 Million dollars. Both proposals lost by fairly substantial margins, and Kaysen says the voters have clearly spoken on using public funds to build such a facility. But Kaysen also says he still thinks a rec center would be an asset to the community, adding "I don't think we should just forget about it, and I certainly haven't forgotten about it". Kaysen says he is hopeful some kind of private funding might eventually be found to construct such a facility in Cheyenne.