I will vote “yes” to pass a bond to build a YMCA and pool in Woodland. This will reduce drowning deaths in the rivers and lakes in Southwest Washington. It will provide a place for exercise and community gatherings. It will shorten the trips that parents must now drive, to Camas and Longview, for swim team practice. It will be an important part of the Lower Columbia’s growth. And the “Y” has decades of experience running these facilities. Against those benefits, the cost to an average homeowner is not very large.