Fight for waterfront

If my parents and grandparents voted in the past to build the city hall of today, then why would it not be justified that the baby b
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

If my parents and grandparents voted in the past to build the city hall of today, then why would it not be justified that the baby boomers, as we are nicknamed, you and me and others should not have the right to vote on moving it.

We have a city commissioner, Mr. Dave Waddington, who is going door-to-door asking people what they think, doing his homework on the upcoming vote to move city hall. He truly is sincere in getting answers. He has his Saturday meetings but is going a big step forward -- he is hitting the pavement.

We are a democratic society and it would deemed fair and right veterans of wars should be granted the right to vote on this issue just like my parents did when they built the City Hall as we know it today.

See, veterans fell in wars to protect the rights of voting for all people.

The city commissioners have to remember how it was built there in the first place. It was a ballot issue of the past voted to build the city hall as we know it of today.

If a vote was had and the city residents voted to move it, we move it.

But, if the city residents voted to not move it, we improve it; just like we do to our homes. Look around. How many vacant buildings do you see, how many homes are owner-occupied? Why do you think that is?

The greatest thing about Sandusky is its waterfront property that we the residents own. How many remember all the activities that have transpired in the past, on this proposed project area that is city-owned property.

The most important thing we have to remember is people are laying in graves who died for this freedom to vote for the county they protect. Some of my classmates names are on those walls down in the veterans' parks downtown. We must not forget how many people have injuries of wounds they received while serving. Citizens would not want to walk through the veterans hospitals to the east.

It would be right for commissioners to grant this right to those they represent.

Waddington, needs help in his decision, and he is hitting the pavement for an answer. I have a lot of respect of him.

Veterans and their families would probably like to have this right to vote on this issue. Also I remember those who died next to me to protect this right.

A life long resident of the city of Sandusky and call this home.

Let's put this issue on the ballot.

Timothy W. Stookey

Sandusky