Andy Brasher Letter

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Letter to the editor

Como audit applauded, administrator needed

As a former resident, pastor and mayoral candidate in Como, for whatever its worth, I would like to express a few opinions and some possible advice.

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First, I would recommend, at least until the present crisis has subsided, that a local church open its doors for the public meetings. Generally, folks are not nearly as nasty in church, and you can simply accommodate more people.

Second, I urge the board and the mayor to consider the appointment of a city administrator. In my judgment, this person should not reside in Como, and their selection should be based on credentials alone. The city administrator would report to the board and mayor jointly. Granted, it would cost the town an extra salary, but if the board and mayor would forego their compensation, a part-time position could be funded.

I believe this type of person would be invaluable to the town.

Third, I applaud the board’s recent decision to authorize an audit.

Fourth, the town of Como should not liquidate property for a short-term surge in revenue. This is self-defeating. Property is capital; it is long-term  wealth.

Finally, my heart goes out to the numerous senior citizens for what they must be feeling, and my earnest prayer is for Divine Wisdom to descend on the board and the mayor during this difficult time.

/s/Andy Brasher