Question? How much did the mayor of Westmorland pay you to take his side (Political Factions Hurt)?
When elected officials are voted into office, they are put there to serve at the pleasure of the people who elected them. When Robert Owen of Salton Sea wrote "Voice of the People" on Sept. 2 about government officials needing to listen to the people, he could have easily been talking about Westmorland. Truer words I have never heard.
I think some elected officials forget why they are elected officials. More often than not, a few, not all, get into office and get power hungry, greedy and become downright rude to the people they serve! I cheer John Makin for at least trying to keep the citizens of Westmorland informed. Westmorland does have a lot of problems, but what city doesn't? At least he is trying.
From a taxpayer's point of view — I had to put my property in the hands of the city through the enforcement of an assessment where I will pay an additional $4,528 in taxes in order for the city to have that new water and sewer plant. Therefore, I have a vested interest in what goes on at City Hall and so does every other taxpayer in Westmorland.