To the editor,
Local government suffers from the same disease that affects the federal government, which is the yearning to get bigger and control more
To the editor,
Local government suffers from the same disease that affects the federal government, which is the yearning to get bigger and control more. It’s an addiction they can’t seem to kick. Ever since Mr. Hall assumed the position of city manager, it seems there is a desire to become more involved in different areas. Maybe he is just following instructions from the city commission, but he seems to be a “BIG” government type from what I have observed. Andy Huyett in the codes department seems to have become much more active. You see him driving all over town in his air conditioned city car looking for some infraction to cite people for. Sometimes when your generous salary is paid by the taxpayers, officials have a tendency to forget that is provided by a lot of hard-working individuals who are just struggling to get by in these difficult economic times. Now Mr. Hall wants to get involved in the collection of our trash. Service seldom improves and always get more expensive anytime the government gets involved. We are receiving excellent service now from Short’s and Norris. I don’t see that the city could do anything better than what they are doing. Besides that, they pay taxes and spend money in our community. Our water and streets departments are working their tails off trying keep up with necessary repairs. Your efforts would be better spent trying to assist them.