Letters to the Editor

Letter: City giveaway

March 14, 2014


To the editor:

I couldn’t hold it back any longer, just a comment: Except for Mike Amyx, Tom and Doug own this town. Thank you, city commissioners, for giving it away. We should rename our town appropriately after them. It is their town now.


Richard Heckler 4 years, 2 months ago

You said it appropriately. Mike does not say no either.

Obviously local business people do not make the best city government for it is the taxpayers that get neglected…… yet still forced to pay the higher taxes and user fees as a result of city commission decisions supporting their friends in the business of reckless development.

Thomas Bryce Jr. 4 years, 2 months ago

Agreed. I have always believed that letting Developers and Business owners Run Local Developement was a bad Idea. Conflict of interest, Cronyism, Nepotism are just a few of the many problems that I see(and have seen) coming fromt his type of arrangement. I Blame The System we have. These Professionals might have good insight on Business and development since it is what they do. They should have consulting input, but not a mechanism that moves their decisions through with impunity and only in their best interest. We as citizens need OUR concerns heard and dealt with. Citizens are what make up a community. The Commision Works for the Citizens of the community and for the Benefit of that community, not the other way around.

Ron Holzwarth 4 years, 2 months ago

Apparently a few people don't like the way the mayor and the city commissioners are doing things.

The mayor and the city commissioners are elected officials.

If someone doesn't like the way things are being done they should blame the voters, and not the officials that they elected.

Democracy only works if the citizens get involved, nominate candidates that they support, and then promote their agendas to the voters.

My opinion is that it's a bit too late to complain after the votes are tallied.

Matthew Herbert 4 years, 2 months ago

The city commission didn't give away this town, the 60,000+ citizens who didn't vote in the last election gave it away. Why should any city commissioner care what you think? The odds of you voting in the next election are almost zero. Ask Dr.Riordan how many votes he received to reserve his two year seat on the commission. The number is laughable. In a town this large, with a system allowing voters to cast votes for multiple candidates, no candidate receiving less than 5,000-10,000 votes should be taken seriously. Based upon the last election turnout, 5,000 votes would make you a shoe-in for a four-year term.

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