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February 16, 2014

Letters to the Editor February, 16 2014

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MERIDIAN — Skipper's firing deplorable

    Mr. Skipper 's firing is deplorable! He is without a doubt a remarkable public servant.  

    He is intelligent, honest, loyal, dedicated and a fine gentleman. What more could  you ask for? If this "new direction" that Mayor Bland is seeking can't use a man like Ed Skipper,  what is he looking for?

    Sincerely,

    Francine Long

About capital

improvements

    A recent article in the paper asks taxpayers to contact their state representatives about giving local citizens the right to vote on whether to levy a targeted sales tax is not necessarily a bad idea.

    The catch is in the wording. Depending on the interpretation of the term capital improvement, this could mean almost anything. Most bond issues or spending requests are weasel worded with terms like “other items as needed.“

    If they really want our input why do we have to go to great lengths to collect signatures to get to vote on local bond issues that directly affect our taxes?

    Items like the county's consolidated $14 million bond request or the city school district's $3 million bond for a field house to name a few.

    John Martin, Meridian

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