Dave Cline: Close enough’ is not good enough

08/28/2014 2:56 PM

08/29/2014 12:06 AM

Recent Sun-Star letters have given opinions on the competence of Atwater’s Mayor Joan Faul. Opinions aside, lets check the facts: At the November 2013 City Council meeting, Mayor Faul made the motion to reappoint the incumbent, a non-Atwater resident, to another term on the Merced Mosquito Abatement Board. With no support, that motion was defeated by the council 4-1. Four years ago, Faul was informed, our mosquito board representative must be an Atwater resident. She replied that “he lives close enough.” He was appointed by the council, anyway. I believe that “close enough” is not good enough. What other questionable actions has Mayor Faul taken? If this bothers you like it bothers me, vote this November for change.

Dave Cline, Atwater

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