Letter to the editor:
To drive your car costs you 50-cents a mile. However using public transportation costs only 25-cents per mile. People fortunate enough to be able to use public transportation are a bit richer for it and are able to use the savings helping themselves and our economy.
Several years ago I watched Mark Bellow oppose the then planed public transportation investments in our area because our contribution would cost the same money as half a tank of gas a year.
Then more recently, he vehemently opposed converting our old police station to the Heritage Center for seniors, veterans and history.
There are many more instances but these two examples show the man is either unable to understand what is good or he is on purpose playing small-minded agitator for political gains and to the detriment of Lakeville.
I also think it was low of him to use the personal troubles of the former mayor in Bellows election campaign against her.
It had nothing to do with the job or her integrity. The housing crisis demonstrated that the capitalists and banks, on purpose, did not scrutinize in order to make more profit.
Bellow can not take credit for the excellent state of affairs in our town. Our competent, professional city staff, with support of previous councils accomplished this. Bellow dose not have the perspective to understand this and he has second-guessed, invented problems and burdened—as in the wasted liquor store study.
Fortunately coming November we have the opportunity to elect councilor Matt Little as our mayor.
In his tenure he has demonstrated that he is of high character and truly stands for the good of Lakeville and all citizens.
Joe Niedermayr, Lakeville