LETTER: Barbara Hoppe is always there when you need her

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 3:24 p.m. CDT; updated 1:58 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, April 1, 2009

In reading Mr. Ott’s letter of support for Barbara Hoppe for Sixth Ward City Council in the Columbia Business Times, I again realize what a treasure the Sixth Ward and the city have in Barbara Hoppe. Her concern for police enforcement in her ward and citywide, and her interest in developing trails that are safe and environmentally appropriate, are necessary to keep the quality of life we value in Columbia alive and moving forward.

I live on Rock Quarry Road and whenever I have needed help with a city issue, or needed information about local situations, I have always received courteous and concise responses. She has attended neighborhood meetings regularly, and I have witnessed her working with all sides of an issue. Her decisions are based on thorough research into the background of each issue, and she works to get all parties to work together. Her balanced approach to issues before the council has improved the health of the community.

The professional, business and family members of this community and this ward should treasure their treasure and re-elect Barbara Hoppe to the City Council as their representative from the Sixth Ward.

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