To the editor:
I just read Mayor Reid’s letter. I would like to make a point and finish upbeat.
I attended Leadership Class two years ago. One class, we toured Rubbermaid here. At the time, Rubbermaid had lost a major contract. I asked the plant manager what’s the most difficult subject facing his company and could we help him. His answer; The cost of electricity with this plant. He said management discussed the problem continuously. In fact, they had talked with GEUS.
Why is it that a private citizen could find that out and we blame a city manager, regardless of who that individual may be? We need to embrace our city staff here. It has been a problem far too long.
I want to be among the first to commend the mayor’s letter. His items regarding progress are all I ever wanted for us.
Why would we want to contest that? I happen to know we have been working towards some of these goals over the last five years. I’ve even played a role in asking businesses to open a location in Greenville. Let’s embrace the mayor on this, shall we?
There will be other elections. If you don’t agree with some decisions recently, groom yourself to become a candidate. I found at Tuesday’s council meeting agreeing with items discussed, even on the other side.
That’s what debate is. I shook hands with Duane May and told him that I often agree with 50 percent of what he says. He has great monetary input on items. Complaints about L-3 supporting candidates, I find to be wrong. All individuals and companies have that right.
I chose to support candidates based on time I have invested in them. I actively try to solve items related to city function like food vendors at festivals. Our rules for this were written for a 14-day county fair. They are not in keeping for a short-term event. We often lose vendors year over year for lack of ease and cost. I want to go to people that know how to resolve problems quickly, not red tape while new personnel figure out their jobs.
Lastly, one of the blessings I have found the last couple of years is Troy Brakefield, Public Relations manager at L-3. He is a great sounding board and nice person to speak with. I wish him the best as you should.
I want Greenville to succeed as one. My point in closing is embracing all. We don’t have to disagree all the time. I ended up supporting the YMCA.
Why? Because it might be a great thing for Greenville. I wanted to support Kelly Gaudreau. That didn’t come without asking him questions.
I know how difficult it is to rally for one cause. I want to help him build a usable building for all. It’s harder to dislike something or someone than to compromise through debate. Let’s do the latter. We just might get there sooner than we think.
Optimism is a valuable trait,
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Health services kudos
I am writing this letter of appreciation because two weeks ago I had my second knee replacement surgery within six months.
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…
Not too late to stop proposed YMCA center
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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