Can we expect the majority of Sandusky voters to be willing to obtain, and soundly understand, all the information and data that was collected and reviewed in the past year by our city manager and city commissioners? Can we expect them to thoroughly prepare themselves to make a landmark decision for Sandusky's economic future and our children's future?
Let's call this what it is. The folks calling themselves "Citizen's for Responsible Government" are trying to gather momentum to drive developers and investors away from our city. They seem to be hiding behind the "public vote" forum. The majority of our voting public already voted for economic revitalization when the commissioners were elected based upon their campaign promises. We elected our city commissioners to hire and direct our city management staff. Their success is measured based on economic revitalization. So are these folks really saying, "We are happy with an ever decreasing tax base, decreasing school funding, reducing city population, decreasing city-provided public services, and dwindling downtown traffic"? Can Sandusky risk sending this economic killer message to developers and investors? The answer is no.
Right now, at this very moment, we have a very reputable nationally known developer ready to invest $175 million into our city! Our City Commissioners were elected to collect the data required to know what is best for our citizens, and then act on that data. They are to be commended for moving forward on the next phase of seeing this project through to completion. The citizens of Sandusky have shown an overwhelming support to our city leaders! Keep up the good work!
Citizens for Sandusky's Future