I see wise use of our money
In response to a Letter to the Editor by Mr. Shelton in response to a previous letter of mine:
The city has lived within its approved budget during all of the years since I have been following it. That would include all of Gary Haakensons term, Mike Coopers term and so far all of Mayor Earlings term.
Yes, during the good years we did what any family did in good times, we built new buildings like the new police station, fire station and we bought the existing city hall.
By the way, they are easily worth twice what we paid for them, the citizens got a bargain.
We bought a 5-acre park up near the old Woodway high school and we contracted to build a round about at 5 corners from a federal grant.
That was not wasteful spending but a judicious and wise use of city funds.
Our mayors and city council have been very careful with our money. I just don't see any waste.