Re: Citizens rally to save city manager’s job Editor: The article in your newspaper: “Citizens rally to save city manager’s job” by Pat Donovan in the March 9, 2005, edition appears to only give one side of the story. I note that the article does not mention how many citizens signed this letter as the “silent majority” and does not mention how many other letters have been written by citizens criticizing the actions of the city manager.
Further, the article does not talk about the true story concerning the argument made by commissioners that the city manager’s actions were improper. It does not state that it was conceded by the mayor and three of the commissioners (not by R.B. Johnson) that while the city manager may have had the authority to fire the building inspector, proper procedures were not followed, and questionable practices were involved. It was not agreed that the firing was proper.
The issue has not ended because the city manager was asked by the mayor to speak with Steve Andrews about working out a provision for rehiring him.
I believe if this is investigated, it will be shown that this “silent majority” definitely does not represent the majority.