Reader: Council majority not listening
As I sat in the City Council meeting on April 3, listening to everyone voice their opinion on the economic development contract that the city has with Mark Mayuga, I felt the city leaders, with the exception of
Councilmen Kelleher and Reische, really did not listen to the public.
Instead, they voted on the direction of economic development the way they personally felt, which to me does not represent what the city nor the people of Colusa said they wanted.
Isn’t the council supposed to be the voice of the city? April 3, it sure did not feel that way.
Economic development is very important to the city of Colusa, and we need to look at our core assets that we have and develop those before we even think about a project like the methanol plant that Mark Mayuga speaks of very highly. We should be taking care of the businesses that are already here and bring new ones into the vacant buildings, before we go out and spend $7,800 a month for 45 hours of work, on a project that to me will never happen.
We also need to have more high-paying jobs so people can come here and raise a family, and afford to put food on the table. I can go on and on about the benefits of economic development, and I feel the city needs to have an investment in economic development.
I do not feel that Mark Mayuga is the answer.
City of Colusa