To the editor:
I, too, am concerned with the nondisclosure agreement and the exclusion of two of the City Council members and key personnel from the negotiations. Once again it is obvious that L-3 has given Reid his marching orders, which he is following to the letter.
Let’s take a look at this negotiation team. All but Dr. Perks are bought and paid for by L-3. His voice will be negated by Reid and his “yes”-man team. By leaving key council members like Dan Perkins, Velma Del Bosque-Hobdy, the city manager and the Public Works director, who are neither bought nor paid by L-3 but who will work in the best interests of the city, and who have proven they are not mouthpieces for L-3, you have L-3 negotiating with L-3.
Greenville, I wouldn’t get my hopes up for a lease agreement which will benefit your city, your schools, your hospital or your county; for L-3 is in negotiations with themselves for this lease agreement.
Greenville, we need to keep the City Charter as is; for it should be a super majority vote when it comes to the positions of city manager, city secretary and city attorney. The super majority of Greenville should be represented by our council members who have been elected by us. And I am sure that David Dreiling, who is chairman of the Board of Trustees of GEUS, no longer wants the city attorney to be the attorney of record so that now the city will no longer have any say in what he and his board do.
When the next elections come around, we better vote for someone who loves Greenville and will work in its best interests, not someone who will sell themselves for 30 pieces of silver. As George Bailey from “It’s a Wonderful Life” would say, “We have to have someone to stand up to Potter,” aka L-3.
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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
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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
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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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