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Public Garden Article: The Cost of Design, "Pay me now or pay me later."

This cliche, made famous through advertising associated with automobile oil filters, graphically portrays the relationship between present actions and longterm maintenance considerations. Let's face it. We all tend to examine current expenditures more closely than costs we don't have to incur until some future date, particularly where current expense of dollars or time is somewhat discretionary. Written by George Briggs, 1990

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