Taxpayers, sit down and shut up. This is what Tonganoxie City Council members Jason Ward, Steve Gumm and Velda Roberts are telling us. A valid petition with 354 taxpayers' signatures want the County Road 1 issue to go to a vote. But those three council members voted to send it to court.
What is the cost to the taxpayers to take this to court? These three council members want to spend our tax money to take the taxpayers to court! It just takes a little common sense.
Ron Cranor and David Taylor agree with taxpayers: Put it to a vote. However, common sense seems to be lacking with the other three council members.
If it went to a vote and the taxpayers voted for the County Road 1 project, then that is what they wanted, but those three council members apparently don't feel that the voters are responsible enough to make a decision of this magnitude.
Jason Ward said he believes the city's legal challenge to the petition is to protect the city from being ruled by a petition.
When have voters ever tried to stop the city from doing anything here in the city? But this is not in the city and citizens want it to go to a vote.
Tonganoxie police are going to everyone's home who signed the petition to notify them that it will be going to court.
The people of Tonganoxie need to get more involved in what their City Council is doing.