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Johnson will make city council more effective

October 25, 2013
The Alpena News

In response to Bob Lamb's letter of 10/4/13: Lamb asserts that the recalled city councilmen were wrongly removed for firing Thad Taylor. He maintains that the City Manager was terminated because the "city is failing," and that he should "shoulder the responsibility and blame." Actually, the election cited three reasons for recall, not one. Incredibly, even the subjects of the recall themselves never stated Mr. Taylor was terminated because the city was failing. Instead, we heard vague generalities about the "difference of philosophy" or "going in a new direction." Mr. Lamb is certainly entitled to his own opinion, but his own set of facts. Actually, Lamb's failing Alpena remains alive and well, thanks to swift action from recall voters.



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