Letter: Too much complacence on City Council
I recently read David Molenaar's letter to the editor and I have to agree that we have some people in city government that have gotten too big and too complacent.
I recently read David Molenaar’s letter to the editor and I have to agree that we have some people in city government that have gotten too big and too complacent.
I have been told before that If people like Willmar City Councilman Ron Christianson don’t feel you need to be heard, they are not going to hear you.
The City Council in my opinion is not doing enough to address the city’s needs, and appears to have engaged in political feuding while feeling entitled. I have always said that elected officials should not have more than two terms because this becomes the end result - entitlement and complacence.
The incident when someone verbally bashed another speaker and never came forward to admit it shows some of the unprofessional behavior. There are issues the city should be addressing, and working on, such as more new housing.
I was also told the lords of the Willmar business world don’t want businesses that could compete with businesses already established. I don’t know how true that is, but what I do see is the same people elected every time elections are held.
I feel new faces with fresh ideas can make a difference. I would like to see Willmar become a strong economic force in rural Minnesota.
I hope when it’s time to vote again, we can see some changes while voting out the entitled complacent officials. I have been told by others that if certain City Council members don’t want to table or discuss something they are not open to, they simply don’t table it, or discuss it, and that is disturbing because the city belongs to the people, not elected officials. We put them in office, and we can vote them out. One former elected official told me he was disappointed in the behavior of the City Council, and just wanted out.