Taking down the basketball hoops in any city park is abuse of power! The city taxpayers, homeowners, renters, would rather have the youths playing basketball, taking in a Crosscutters game, having a picnic, swimming in the pool. The mayor cites trash to be the reasoning. Really! I travel Route 180 everyday between the Fourth Street ramp and Faxon. I suppose the youth playing basketball littered all along the highway too!