ELECTION LETTERS

Supporting Schulman

As a lifelong resident of Phoenix, I would like to add my name to the long list of people who are supporting Steve Schulman for mayor of Phoenix.

Included on that list are the mayor, two sitting council members, four former council members and other civic leaders. All of these people recognize that Steve's plan for the future of Phoenix shows true vision as well as fiscal responsibility.

Both are needed in these times, and only Steve exhibits both. Steve will put an end to unneeded closed sessions and will give Phoenix a regional presence. I'm betting on Phoenix, too. — Debbie Dunlap, Phoenix


Vote for Breidenthal

Ironic that the good ol' boy network of commissioners has either turned against Doug Breidenthal or remained silent.

This is not a popularity contest, folks. I want someone who will be here for the long run. It seems that Jeff plays the political game well, not ruffling Skundrick's feathers over his bloated salary or addressing the fact that Danny Jordan runs amok with administrative fines against us citizens with no recourse.

Silence is golden because it makes you "popular." Personally, I'd rather have the firefighter who is committed to the folks of Jackson County then a person clinging to the tailcoat of a senator. Both have served their country; one has served our county.

I know what Doug's commitment is to the valley; does anyone know Jeff's? Or is this just a stepping stone at our expense? Please vote for Doug Breidenthal. — Jeff Elliott, Medford


All the right reasons

Right Plan: With the development of a year-round facility at Hawthorne Park, the community will benefit from having accessibility to a low-cost recreational activity.

The new facility at Jackson Park has been designed to allow for greater pool capacity and picnic and play areas that will be a draw for both young and old.

Right Price: The cost to the average homeowner is just $4 per month for both of these facilities, which includes an increase to the park utility fund for the continued maintenance of these new recreational facilities.

Right Time: The timing of this measure will allow for taxpayers to take advantage of low bonding costs and lower construction costs. Local construction companies can expand jobs as a result of these two projects. Some of the greatest infrastructure projects across the country have been built during similar economic times. — Bruce Garetto, Medford


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