Posted: 09/21/2011 08:33:54 AM MDT
Turbulent Waters or a Prosperous Port?
To the editor:
Mutinous letters set adrift libeling Mayor Tony Greer, Councilmen Colby Katchmar and an Ad-Hoc committee representing a family of more than 200 business people are demonstrable of factionists sea-sick from the rocking of their boat.
The storm swell of their upset is an effective city council and mayor responsible to and representative of the change for prosperity the citizenry at-large desires.
Our mayor and city council are qualified helmsmen, compass fixed on a new horizon. A course for change the citizens set forth to achieve. They are representative facilitators of the change we seek implemented. Change to be administered accordingly.
It is through the representative governance of our council and mayor that we can best navigate our way to a new and prosperous future. In contrast, it is not an administrative function to affect a change of course by directing the actions of the office of mayor or city council.
Our city is afloat in a sea of potential recognized by Mayor Tony Greer, Councilman Colby Katchmar and a hard-knock, sleeves rolled up crew of business leaders. Men (and women) investing in far more than real-estate and business but in the people of Cañon City and Fremont County. Their all-hands-on-deck approach is calming turbulent waters, creating a harbor where businesses are encouraged to port.
With businesses come jobs; jobs that build communities better battened against impending storms.
Ask around and you’ll not likely find a charity, foundation, school, veterans’ organization or group of senior citizens to which these leaders have not selflessly given of their time or thrown a lifeline.
If you’ve jumped ship or simply fallen overboard, grab a lifeline, get up on deck and man the sails, they can use all the help they can get!
Joseph W. Marchiani,