This letter is a rebuttal of two of the columns printed in the Register by Carl Wolf Dec. 1 and by Marie Hildebrand Dec. 4.
These two columns, in my opinion, cast serious intimidations on our seven commissioners. It seems to me anyone courageous enough to run for public office should be respected. The fact that he wins in that election should say the majority of the people thought that person worthy of that position. The fact that he was elected to represent all of the people, even those that did not vote for him, is a tremendous responsibility.
I think to say they are "reluctant, fearful and cowardly" because they pause to consider all of the people they represent is unfair. To say they are passing the buck, because they may consider the opinions of those that elected them, especially before disposing of land that rightfully belongs to those voters, is also unfair. Their mental anxiety may be difficult enough without having individuals casting aspersions on them in our newspaper. Stating one's personal opinion is fine, but not at the cost of debasing someone's integrity, especially if that person was elected to serve us.
The Marina District development is a most important decision; a decision that will be permanent for all of the current population of Sandusky. If that decision is to be put onto the shoulders of seven men then they should take as much time as they need to make that decision. If those men feel it is their responsibility to allow the electors to have a vote in that decision that choice should also be heard and given credit.
As I see it, a decision that includes public land that will change the landscape on Sandusky's waterfront for many generations to come, should be determined with slow considerate thought. There should be no intimidation, now or ever. No accusation of reluctance, fear, cowardice or passing the buck.
Sandusky has weathered tough economic times many times before; I have a feeling she can handle this one too. I fail to see the critical emergency for this decision to be hurried into.
Rosemary A. Mantey