Letters to the Editor

July 24, 2014

Bob Calaway: Faul has transparency, openness and communication

Regarding “Atwater resident runs to oust Faul” (Page A1, July 15): Candidate Jim Price said the city’s leadership lacks transparency, openness and communication. I disagree, along with many other citizens.

Mayor Joan Faul has voted for the largest commercial business growth in our city’s history. Look at the growth south of Highway 99, and at Winton Way and Bellevue Road.

The city has an upgraded website that provides information about city government, departments, services, agendas, recreation, business and Atwater’s public safety Measure H. The new Atwater treatment plant is online, which also services the unincorporated Winton area and Castle Airport, including the federal prison. The plant is partially powered by solar panels.

Transparency, openness and communication exist through 10 commissions and committees, posted agendas and minutes; council meetings are captured on video and available for viewing. Agendas and minutes are posted at City Hall and available on the website. Information may also be sent in monthly water bills.

Bob Calaway, Atwater

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