At first and personally, I objected to Mr. Magel’s letter. Legally, Mr. Magel, he has every right to personally endorse whom he believes will work with his core ideas and conversely has the personal right to oppose those who will not.
It is important that the electorate be informed. When I received numerous emails from citizens and property owners the number one concern was “fair and equitable” water and sewer rates. Any rate to be adopted must also be justifiable, meaning a rate that is defendable and reasonable.
Water and sewer rates should not and must not be a political decision, thus the reason to believe in the rates as suggested by the Independent Consultant, Burton & Associates. The consultant has demonstrated by experience the knowledge, credibility and ability to suggest “Fair, Equitable and Justifiable” Water/Sewer rates. Any change or deviation from the suggested rates at this time, by any candidate or incumbent, would certainly seem political in nature.
Wayne Waldack | Marco Island