Outlandish salaries for public officials
I have lived in very small towns and very large cities and they all had at least one thing in common — a movie theater! The only thing Bella Vista has in common with a city is the fact that we pay our mayor and council members outlandish salaries.
Don’t get me wrong, I like living in Bella Vista, but I would say that 60 to 70 percent of my needs require a trip to either Bentonville or Rogers. They are cities, they have movie theaters, fine art museums, restaurants and shopping malls. Bella Vista has Town Center.
I’m not saying the mayor and the council are intellectually challenged, but in my opinion, raising the Mayor’s salary to over $90,000 a year is being greedy and takes advantage of the taxpayers of Bella Vista.
I highly recommend that at election time, we put these folks on a bus and run them out of Bella Vista. Whoops, forgot, we don’t have bus service! Watching them ride into the sunset on a bicycle would be just fine with me.
Kim B. Swanson Bella Vista