Council's decision disappoints resident

Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Soldotna City Council meeting May 13 proved once again to be a lesson in who controls the council members.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, which ended with the words "and justice for all." Three hours later, the meeting provided justice for no one except the residents of an elite subdivision who care only for themselves.

They obviously had the mayor and four council members wrapped around their little fingers, and even the cries for justice from city pioneers like Marge and Peggy Mullen, Katherine Parker, Barbara Jewell and former Soldotna mayor Bill Reeder couldn't move them to do the right thing and support the recommendations of two task forces, petitions and a vote of the people to develop a cemetery at the end of West Redoubt Avenue on city-owned property.

Shame on you, Soldotna City Council, for bowing to the pressure of a few while ignoring the people who elected you to represent them.

I remind all voters who are as disappointed in our mayor and his council, as I am to exercise your right to vote and use it to never again entrust these men with an elected office. We can, and will, do the right thing.

Thank you to Betty Obendorf and Shane Horan for truly representing the people. You are unsung heros in this community, and your service and support are greatly appreciated. Well done, good and faithful servants.

Linda O'Brien

Soldotna



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