Letter: Hiring lobbyist for city unwise use of funds




Ron Bates,

Greenwood Common Council District Four

To the editor:

I am compelled to write this letter for the readers of the Daily Journal and especially to those of Greenwood in general and to my constituents in particular.

I reference the article on the front page of the Daily Journal dated July 25, entitled “Lobbyist hired to aid city agenda.” At first glance, the casual reader would most likely conclude that this action by the Greenwood Common Council was unanimous; however, it was not. The reporter inadvertently left out what the vote tally was (7-2).

For my constituents (whether they agree with me or not), I was one of two members who did not support this motion to spend $30,000 from the general fund to employ a lobbyist for the council. I did not support this action for a number of reasons. Herein are a few.

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