Letter to the Editor

City functions should be investigated

Saturday, November 12, 2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter was written in response to Managing Editor Mark Brasfield's Nov. 10 column, "City should reconsider mayoral retirement benefits."

To the editor:

Congratulations to Mr. Brasfield. If the Blytheville Courier News would follow the leadership of Mr. Brasfield, the city of Blytheville would not be broke.

There have been thousands of dollars spent for a selected few consisting of money paid by those individuals living in poverty with the appearance of violating state laws and the state constitution. Blytheville is a fine example of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer.

The City Council was persuaded by the mayor through giving city property away to chuches, providing city work force for the benefit of Council members, providing special favors to the rich through acts, which violated the state laws and constitution and donating funds under false pretense in violation of state laws and state constitution.

Blytheville will not recover unless there is a complete criminal investigation of the city functions, which appear to have violated the state laws and state constitution. Remember the $20 late penalty fee for paying your water bill late? Remember the city gave Blytheville Main Street $100,000 freely and without any attachments? The water bill penalty is presently on the court docket for the settlement of a lawsuit. What happened to the donation of $100,000 to the Blytheville Main Street Foundation, which violated the state constitution? Make a guess.

Edward R. Clouse