Jim had a LTTE in this week’s Citizen:
I was astounded to find the fourth and fifth paragraphs in last week’s article, “Unusually quiet election season for City Council.”
In the fourth paragraph, the informal group was not “led” by me. I was not a councilman at the time. And the plan was not to expand the library; it was to build a brand new library in Town Center.
The voters did not side with me in 2005, as the next paragraph implied; they “sided” with me in May 2006. I was not ousted in November of any year; I was ousted in May 2008.
But all these errors pale in comparison to the reporter’s failure to recognize complete nonsense as such. Mayor Pat McGrail said, “There are no special-interest groups now.”
Perhaps if journalists would question the veracity of statements like “There’s overwhelming support for a Town Center library” and “The Town Center district fund [TIF] is healthy,” Keller wouldn’t have these contentious uprisings so deplored by the likes of former Mayor Julie Tandy and Positively Keller group member Doug Newton.
Jim Carson, former Keller City Council member, Jacksonville, Fla.
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