I want to respond to a letter in the Oct. 17 Clipper written by Karen Hoffman.
I’ve lived in Kaysville 36 years. I was amazed that Ms. Hoffman, purporting to be a “visitor” to Kaysville and anticipating a move here, had so many negative things to say about the city and its elected officials.
It’s apparent that Ms. Hoffman’s negativity has nothing to do with her anticipated move to Kaysville, but everything to do with promoting Susan Lee’s campaign for city council.
She began her letter by stating “where are the women” and “balance is needed and women can help.” I believe balance in government is achieved by electing men and women with diverse qualifications and experience to meet the city’s challenges.
Balance in city government is not necessarily achieved by mere gender balance. Ms. Hoffman stated that “the incumbents need to be voted out,” and that “citizens need to step up and be counted.”
I’ve read the state auditor’s report to the mayor which makes a few recommendations for the implementation of “best practices.”
I agree that citizens need to step up and be counted. Vote for all that is good about Kaysville. Vote for continuing low power rates and lower property taxes. Vote NO on Prop 5.
I am voting for Kaysville’s incumbent mayor and city councilmen. I invite all citizens to join me. These are honorable individuals who are dedicated and willing to make challenging decisions.
I am grateful for their hard work and willingness to represent me in the daily governance and management of our beloved Kaysville.
C. LaRoy Easthope