To the Editor:
I am writing this letter in response to some other letters in the past published by The Times on the opinion page.
But before I get to that, Christmas will be over by the time this letter gets published.
However, I still have time to wish The Times' staff and anyone else out there a happy and prosperous New Year, if not Happy New Year anyway.
Now, for the letters.
The first one was published Nov. 19, 2012, by Forrest Swan about the mayor.
Last I heard this is still a free country and people have a right to voice their opinion and also a right to complain.
As far as I know, not every office under the mayor has elected officials, which means they can do whatever they want, whenever they want and the public has no say so because they are appointed, even the mayor can't do anything about it.
This is the reason why the faces of these offices never change.
This is also the reason why the mayor praises what they do right or wrong.
This is also why they keep their jobs no matter who the mayor is.
I also never said the mayor was a bad guy.
I just think he could do better as a mayor.
Another letter written by Mary Shonk Nov. 26, 2012, was more accurate than Swan's because she told it like it is.
I compliment you, Mary Shonk.
You wrote a good letter.
Sorry I can't say the same for Swan.
Until next time, take care and be fair.