Thank you for the Oct. 15 article where questions were posed to our two mayoral candidates. I found Cassie Franklin’s responses to be specific and on-point. I came away knowing her position on a host of important issues in our community; less so her opponent’s responses.
Because the question of council districts was not raised, it was left to Sunday readers to rely on a letter from a Tuohy supporter to understand the current position of City Council on the question. As someone who has followed the issue since my time as chair of the Charter Review Committee, I simply ask readers to disregard how the writer characterized, or mischaracterized, the council’s position. The City Council voted not to put a specific district map on the ballot. This was a map developed by a dedicated, but small group of individuals who had been unable to muster the necessary number of petition signatures as required by law. The issue remains under active study and I have no doubt that voters will eventually have their say. I say this as a supporter of council districts.
Things get muddled during a political campaign, but the voter has the right to know the facts, not just hear the rhetoric.
Reid H. Shockey