John Putnam recently wrote a letter to the editor posing approximately 21 varying “Tell Me Why” political questions to our City Council. I have found all but one of his questions to be very thought-provoking.
Each of his concerns deserves to be courteously and promptly addressed by our City Council. Readers of this paper will recall that I very recently asked several financial questions of the council. They responded to each question in a timely and succinct manner, much to the appreciation of many fellow Marco Islanders and myself. We applaud them.
Although Mr. Putnam’s “Tell Me Why” questions are more numerous and cover a much broader spectrum of Marco events than did mine, it’s reasonable to think our community expects they will be granted the same caliber of attention that I enjoyed. I note that many of Mr. Putnam’s questions are extremely challenging; nonetheless, the talent this administration enjoys with its six intelligent councilors and its one professional city manager assures the public and Mr. Putnam of receiving comprehensive, honest and accurate responses, does it not?
The gauntlet appears to have been thrown, gentlemen, and I, for one, welcome an increasingly aware, questioning and involved citizenry.