Greetings Mayor White and Council Members,
As a resident of District H, I wanted to express my strong opposition to the appointment process mentioned in today’s Council meeting. I believe appointing someone instead of having an election goes against our democratic system of government. Moreover, the appointment process rewards only those who are politically connected. The process should be about transparency and fairness not the typical “coronation mentality” proposed by some within our community.
In closing, I urge you to please approve ordinance 13, setting the special election for May 9, 2009, so that we can ELECT who we want to be our representative at City Hall.
I am available anytime at (713) XXX-XXXX if you would like to discuss this issue further. Thank you for your time and consideration.