Some people don't understand the democratic process.
All citizens have a vote. We elected seven council members to make decisions for us in Port Clinton city government, like it or not, agree with them or not.
Our council members, after many meetings, chose a developer for Water Works Park. Seventy percent of them voted for the chosen developer. That issue is over, but council members Morgan and Chapman want to confuse the upcoming all-important zoning issue with the unrelated choice of developers.
If you want rezoning of Water Works Park to begin the economic redevelopment of Port Clinton, to add jobs, more downtown businesses employing more people who pay taxes, add money to the Port Clinton school system, to possibly slow down future increases in water and sewer rates, to have a park (with walkway down the pier) open to all citizens with many uses -- hotel, convention center, shops and restaurants, condos, and a waterpark our citizens can use, you must vote yes.
If you want Water Works to remain in its current deplorable condition, along with the weeds on city beach, a useless parking lot, a pier on which only mountain goats can walk, potholes getting worse in streets, fewer city services, higher water and sewer rates, possible loss of police services and recreation for our youth, more empty storefronts downtown with loss of employees and their taxes, vote no.
Debbie Hymore-Tester stands for improving Port Clinton. Derby Pond, underpass painting, working for the economic development and better future for Port Clinton are what she stands for. She, alone, has the ability to bring the people of Port Clinton back together heading for a brighter future. Vote for Hymore-Tester for ayor.