Letter to the editor: Anyone else notice?

To the editor:

Is there anyone else out there that is tired of the way this city is run? Does anyone feel like we are being lied to daily?

Can anyone remember the movie with the line “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore”? Seriously, let’s do some evaluating.

We make decisions in this town and then get concerned about the homeless or low income. Maybe we can start worrying about the retired group in this town. We make up just as much of the population as the others. We are on a fixed income. Our biggest problem is the fact the city is run by the minority; no, not race. A select few in the right positions ramrod things through because they call it for the better good. That’s a bunch of hog wash.

Too bad we can’t let everyone go and vote again. Maybe we can get it right. You wonder what went wrong. Well, first, there’s the bike boulevard. Now, magically,they find out the cost was under estimated. So, rather than scrap the plan completely, the mayor wants to spend all the money on one boulevard. That’s convenient. A large number of people I talk to think it’s a stupid plan anyway.

Secondly, 27 years ago I paid specials for 10 years to pay for my street, sewer and sidewalk. No say in quality. Now they want me to pay for the fix. Really? Wouldn’t it be great if everyone told the realtors they won’t purchase a home with a sidewalk on it. That plan would sure get changed fast.

Anyone remember the sports complex? No charge to city residents. Was that a lie we just now figured out? And finally, the “one time” use plastic bag fee. Seriously. Those bags can be used more than once. You just need to put them all in a bag and it will be fine. Is there any chance the people in charge of this town would figure that you spend and plan for things you can afford? And save up for future needs. Don’t spend money we don’t have and then try to figure out how to steal it from the citizens.

Roger Powell,

Lawrence

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