LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Barbara Hoppe has supported smart growth and progress

Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 7:13 p.m. CDT, Friday, March 23, 2012

Citizens of the Sixth Ward, your fellow Columbians need your help. On April 3, only you can perform the extraordinarily valuable act in support of your city by re-electing your current Columbia City Council representative, Ms. Barbara Hoppe. During her tenure on the council, Ms. Hoppe has worked very hard to help make Columbia a wonderfully progressive city with healthy and rewarding growth. She is an extremely hard worker and contributes considerable time and effort to the study and mastery of issues and problems that confront the city. For many years before and after the economic downturn in 2008, her hard work and attention to detail allowed her to provide solid budgetary leadership for the city during a period of financial difficulty.