To the editor:
I’ve noted over the past week a proliferation of new blue yard signs announcing the approval of some church or another’s candidate for office. These candidates never seam to have a track record to run on other than the requisite tithing record.
I have another approach to selecting a candidate. I vote for the individual whose personal training, past performance and voting record support my beliefs as to what makes an effective city leader.
Dan Perkins is just such a candidate. As the City Council representative for Place 1, he has been a discerning participant in city government, a voice of fiscal responsibility and has represented my interests whenever I have contacted him with an issue in my neighborhood.
Last year the City public works department was about to make yet another ineffectual attempt to correct a long-standing odor problem in our neighborhood. I contacted Dan to discuss the issue. I thought that the City was taking the wrong approach yet again instead of addressing the root cause. Dan intervened for me, and the City stepped back and reconsidered the issue. They changed their approach to the problem and solved the real issue rather than the symptom. The problem that had existed for the past 24 years was corrected permanently thanks to Dan.
I owe Dan, but not enough to let him off the hook. I’m hoping to keep him working for me, at no cost, for as long as the City Charter will permit.
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Health services kudos
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Kill the YMCA project
In addressing the city council on July 8th, YMCA board president Andy Bench made a bold and highly questionable claim that raised a red flag in my mind. He referenced the alleged financial commitment made by The Greenville Independent School District to help pay for his proposed $15 million taxpayer funded YMCA.
Applaud Court’s return to interpretive sanity
I applaud the Supreme Court’s return to Constitutional interpretive sanity in its recent finding in favor of Hobby Lobby and other closely held companies, to decline to pay for certain medications that they believe violate their religious beliefs.
Take care of children crossing over border
The beautiful little Hispanic children coming across the border from Mexico and South America…
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n your Wednesday edition, reporter Brad Kellar briefly touched on the comments of Dr. Jerry Ransom at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Perkins should abstain from YMCA vote
What if you were a judge? What if you were also Board President of a non profit organization?
Say no to YMCA on Tuesday
An April 28, 2013 ad in the Herald Banner stated that the YMCA/Event Center bond would only add an additional 2.5 cents to the Greenville property tax rate.
When I moved back to Greenville after living 17 years in South Texas, I took the advice of my friend, Dr. Bill Thorn, who advised me to become an expert in some field. It didn’t matter what.
Freedom of religion
Texas Constitution and the YMCA
Thanks to Park & Rec
Thank you Kimber Patterson, Brett Quarles and the staff of Greenville Parks and Recreation for the outstanding job you do for our community.
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