We have published some letters from our website,, in the paper this week. These letters indicate a storm of discontent with our present city council majority and city manager is rising.

The city is advertising for an assistant city manager at a time when all city employees have publically expressed (twice) no confidence in the present manager. At a time when the council agenda can be contained in two to four pages because nothing is going on, and our present manager is being paid at the highest rate ever (less a small give-back in keeping with all staff members) residents want to know why we are seeking to hire a management assistant. With our city staff skeletonized, employees laid off, and important work out-sourced why can’t our new manager and clerk handle the job?

No council minutes have been produced for the past four months. Maybe it’s time to out-source the city clerk and manager’s jobs.