A year ago, the taxpayers of Marco Island elected four newcomers to the City Council. The newly elected councilmen promised the following:
-- Transparency in government.
-- Fiscal responsibility.
-- Town Hall meetings, where citizens can ask questions and receive answers.
-- Commitments to listen to the citizens.
-- A change for the better.
Now it seems that they were just paying lip service, the same as those who served on the council before them.
The Councilors attack anyone who disagrees with them or has a different point of view (look at Vice Chairman Sacher’s attack during the Nov. 4 meeting).
True, you can speak during the community forum at the regular council meetings. However, as I’ve been told by the chairman, ‘the council does not respond to questions.’
Even when you get to say your piece, the council takes no notice; they simply reply ‘thank you,’ and move on to the next agenda item.
The current council seems as much of a ‘tax and spend’ group as the previous council. Where’s the fiscal responsibility? Where’s the transparency? Where’s the change for the better, or for that matter, the change?