Enough is enough
On February 28, the Greater Douglas Chamber of Commerce hosted a Forum in which the community could hear the reasons local candidates are running and to have the opportunity to ask questions.
After listening to Ben La Forge twist the facts around and take credit for supporting projects such as the Call Center and the revitalization of the P.D. Building, I had to write this letter to say enough is enough. Mr. La Forge was afraid to publicly support the Call Center due to the sales tax increase, but now that it has been so successful, he wants the public to believe that he supported
At the Forum, Mr. La Forge took credit for supporting the revitalization of the P.D. Building. Let me quote from Mr. La Forges own words in a letter to the Editor “What happens to all the property that the City purchased for thousands of dollars adjacent to the white elephant to accommodate parking and other activities related to this failed embarrassment? Someone in the administration at City hall better hope that the genie can help them out of this mess left the tax payers.”
Mr. La Forge stated that the Call to the Public during City Council meetings isn’t necessary. The Public can just go down to City Hall and speak to the City Employee in charge and deal with their concerns that way. Really Mr. La Forge? Have you ever tried to call City Hall, you can rarely get anyone to answer the phone and the City Manager is gone out of town more than he is in his office.
During the Forum Mr. La Forge stated that he strongly believes in a Finance Committee and that they should meet quarterly. However, what Mr. La Forge actually did was to vote for a resolution that took the teeth out of oversight and transparency. He voted against monitoring and meeting quarterly.
Mr. La Forge would like you to think he is a great patriot yet he voted against the Veterans. Instead of having the fireworks used during Veterans Day, he voted for the money to go to the Parks and Recreation budget instead. Unfortunately, a politician will do anything to keep his job, even become a patriot.
Former council woman