In this week’s Morrison County Record there is a guest editorial from five members of the Little Falls City Council.  In it, council members Kate Davis, Sharon K. Hogan, Brian-Paul Crowder, Mike LeMieur, and James Laird attack recent comments made by Mayor Cathy VanRisseghem concerning the city’s budget.  Council members Mike Doucette and Duane Bobick had the good grace not to sign the letter.

You know, there’s nothing I like better than watching a city council dissolve into contention over every bloody issue, rather than pull together for the good of the city and its citizens.  (In case you didn’t catch it, that’s sarcasm, folks.)  Since this particular council was voted into office, it’s been nothing but pick, pick, pick, fight, fight, fight.  Most often the disagreements result in split votes, with Hogan, Crowder, LeMieur and Laird ganging up on Doucette and VanRisseghem.  Bobick tends to side with the first camp, but can sometimes be persuaded to listen to Doucette and VanRisseghem.  Davis is apparently a wild card.  I didn’t expect her to sign a letter like this.

Ah, the letter.  What is up with that?  You people are not currently running for office.  You’re already there, so quit your public bellyaching and get something done.  After seeing the childish behavior you’ve engaged in thus far, when I see a letter like this, all I can say is that I don’t believe one word of what you’re saying, no matter what the topic of discussion is.  It’s simply another example of more of the same.  We get it already.  You don’t like the Mayor.  Well, guess what?  The citizens elected her, so grow up and deal with it.

From the broiler pan,

Phineas F. A. Pickerel

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