To the Editor:
I am writing about a reported plan by the Parks and Recreation Department to close West Campus and Willard swimming pools during the winter to help balance the city budget.
We should consider ourselves lucky to have these facilities and encourage greater use of them as a contribution to better health for Berkeley citizens.
The closing of these pools will deprive people of the chance to enjoy outdoor swimming during daylight hours. If they close, we will have to come to a crowded pool (Martin Luther King) at 5:15 p.m. It gets dark by this time in the winter.
Ralph K. Johnsen