Yes, spring has finally arrived and many of us our doing our spring cleaning. Speaking about spring cleaning, I wonder if there are some cobwebs in Sunset city structure that need to be removed? Is there a black widow waiting to snare an innocent fly? Do we as citizens need to do some cleaning out of some of these cobwebs in this next Primary Election coming up Aug. 13, 2013?
Voting will take place at the Sunset City Building. Recently I wrote a letter concerning the using our tax money unwisely and spending it for not needed iPods and trips. Also, people should be aware of the track records of those council members running for mayor and those who are running for city council (June 28, "Sunset council members spent money unwisely").
With this in mind, I think an injustice is being placed upon Judy Hampton, who has been a secretary in the police department for 17 years and three months. The city council voted to decrease her hours, saying that there is not enough money in the budget. No other person's hours were reduced. To me, this is a form of discrimination as she has no benefits now or when she retires. She, along with public words director, Norm Noyes, has been employed by Sunset city longer than any other employees.
Now think, you citizens of Sunset. What is wrong with this picture? They certainly have enough money to buy iPods costing $3,790 and trips to St. George at $2,050.
In my dealings with Judy Hampton, I know her to be a hard worker, a very efficient and a very pleasant woman. In my opinion I feel that the council should rectify the situation and increase, not decrease her hours with benefits.
I would rather see my tax money go to increase an efficient individual's wage than to have it wasted on such as it has been recently.
In our house cleaning, let us get rid of the cobwebs and black widows who do understand what wisdom is and are not working for the benefit of us citizens.
Jerome R. Willden