Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ketchum’s government works

There are obviously dissatisfied citizens in Ketchum. There always have been and there always will be. These people have valid policy differences with the elected officials in Ketchum. Many of the leaders of the initiative to change the form of city government have run for elected office and failed. The correct forum to debate these policy differences is through the regular election process.

This change in the form of government, to me, is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. Mayor Randy Hall doesn't operate the city day-to-day—Gary Marks does. Hall and the City Council are accountable to all of us through elections. Marks is not directly accountable to us, and he would not be in the newly proposed structure either. This is simply another, hopefully failing but certainly distracting, recall.

To the dissatisfied citizens—use your vote and promote your ideas. There is nothing wrong with the structure of our city's government.

Jake Peters


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