Lou Hunsinger Sr. does not want his tax money to go to a hockey arena in Williamsport.
If the need for one is important, he said private enterprises should pay for it - not taxpayer money.
Instead the man who spent 78 years in Williamsport wants money to pay for damaged streets.
Lou Hunsinger Sr.
"There's a tremendous amount of terrible streets that need attending," he said.
The streets about which he is most concerned include most of the ones that run east to west.
"Park Avenue is horrible," he said. "Fourth Street is getting bad. Third Street is not good. It's not terrible."
Hunsinger, who will celebrate his 56th wedding anniversary later this month, supports installing cameras in the area. Not just in parks, but anywhere they are needed, which he said includes Newberry because of the recent arson fires in that area.
"I'm not concerned with my 'civil rights,' " he said, using his fingers as quotation marks. "I have nothing to hide."
Moving the cameras to different areas from time to time would be the best way to use them, the father of three said.
But Hunsinger, the city's former emergency management director, does see some good things happen, such as recent developments around the arts community.
Sitting outside the Community Arts Center, preparing to greet people attending an orchestra show that night, he said a lot of positive things have happened in the community.
"Here," he said, pointing backward at the arts center.
"Things like that are wonderful."