Con­tends Man­teca is not get­ting bet­ter

Manteca Bulletin - - Local/opinion - San­dra Ahrens Man­teca

Edi­tor, Man­teca Bul­letin, A let­ter in the Satur­day, Aug. 25 Bul­letin, sit­ting coun­cil mem­ber Rich Sil­ver­man ex­tolled the many virtues of Steve DeBrum and how he, Mike Morowit, and Dave Bre­it­en­bucher are all striv­ing to make Man­teca “bet­ter and bet­ter”. Steve DeBrum has been on the City Coun­cil for 16 years four of those as mayor. In the 26 years my hus­band and my­self have lived in Man­teca we have seen the city de­te­ri­o­rate rather than get “bet­ter and bet­ter”. Can Mr. Sil­ver­man tell us when that process is sup­posed to be­gin? How many chances should we give this Mayor with his “years of care­fully crafted lead­er­ship” and “years of ex­pe­ri­ence”.

It seems Mr. Sil­ver­man thinks one of the very im­por­tant cri­te­ria for a po­si­tion as Mayor or coun­cil mem­ber should be at­tend­ing “so­cial events, fundrais­ers and com­mu­nity gath­er­ings” to a “large ex­tent”. Per­son­ally I’d rather they spend a “large ex­tent” of their time work­ing on the city’s prob­lems and de­vel­op­ing solutions.

From my perspective I have only seen Man­teca get big­ger and big­ger not “bet­ter and bet­ter”. I am tired of wait­ing for Steve DeDrum to do bet­ter. I don’t know about any of you who may be read­ing this but I would like to give some­one else a shot to make our city bet­ter. DeBrum has not “earned” nor does he “de­serve” my vote.

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