Dear At-Large Councilwoman Smith,
First, let me say, thank you for the kind words. This project was built
by civic leaders who unfortunately seem to have run into the same bumps
in the road as you do.
I always think back to our first serious discussion and what dreams and
ideas you had for Lakewood. I am sorry your experience on council has
not been all you had hoped in those days. You are truly an intelligent
person and add much to this city. What you are saying is not any different from
what many others are saying.
What I am gathering from your comments is that we have had more
conversation about chickens, on the Deck, than the Mayor allocated to
City Council. Maybe this is another reason City Council and the Community
should think about a city manager?
I am unaware of any council member who knew anything about Mike's pilot
Me, personally, knowing this crew, I would say do not worry.
I am sure that this is just another faux effort to make it look like the community had input.
I am sure the program that has been set up to fail ...
Another charade to appease those who care about "food security."
I do hope you continue to stop by the Deck and post. I believe that everyone
connected with this project would agree that transparency and accountability
are beautiful things.
But, School Board President, Matt Markling is probably right:
Matthew John Markling wrote:While Councilwoman Smith has just placed
herself directly in the crosshairs of "The Machine" and the "Lakewood
Shunning of Smith" has reportedly already begun, bullies never like
being exposed as such to the public - which is why political bullies
detest true transparency and accountability.