Vote for someone new to get different results
April 14, 2013 at 11:03 p.m.
Updated April 13, 2013 at 11:14 p.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
I would like to make a few observations on this year's mayoral election. My observations are not meant to question anyone's character or motives. What I do question are the tax and spend policies of Councilman Paul Polasek and Mayor Will Armstrong. Both men are responsible for greatly adding to the city of Victoria's indebtedness.
(Facts presented April 8, 2013, City Council meeting, Finance Dept. briefing:) Under the leadership of Armstrong and Polasek, the debt has ballooned from $793 to $1,408 per city resident. Let me repeat, Victoria's debt has increased 62 percent. With few exceptions, Polasek and Armstrong share a voting record that is "tax and spend." The only difference is Paul Polasek pretends to empathize with the taxpayer before voting in lockstep with Will Armstrong. If you are looking to replace Will Armstrong and seek genuine change, you are going to have to look further down the ballot for an alternative other than Paul Polasek.
There are three other alternatives. If you want something different, you have to vote for something different. Give one of these three alternatives your vote this election season so we can have a fresh start.
Dale D. Zuck, Victoria