The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

February 27, 2013

Following orders?

Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — 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.


Nancy Smith