|Letter to the Editor|
|Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:27 PM|
I’d like to thank the city administration for holding an open forum on Wednesday night. I appreciate the city administration, council members, department heads, city employees, and citizens who attended and provided information. All contributed their time and talents. I feel exchanges of this sort are never easy, but always important. We all benefit when there is more communication and dialogue on any issue, because talking to each other about important issues leads to a real chance for learning and understanding.
I’d also like to thank those who choose to serve our city in any capacity, and the citizens who choose to actively participate in the governing process. I came away from the forum with a real sense of the passion and concern the majority of those in attendance have for our city. We have a common goal to treat our city well, and preserve our heritage, making this challenging time all the more difficult. I felt the commonality of the assembled group, the heartfelt concern, and the earnest interest in trying to determine and proceed with a plan to best carry our city forward.
Again, thank you to all who serve our city, and all others trying to find optimum solutions for the current state in which we find ourselves. I hope we have more open discussions in the future, and I encourage everyone to vote on Tuesday, May 6.