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Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala addresses unmet needs

If elected, Karl Skala will push for developers to pay their fair share for needs created by the developments, such as roads and sewers, rather than placing an unfair burden on taxpayers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala is dedicated, experienced

Karl Skala has the experience and has proven his willingness to serve Third Ward on City Council.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Marine veteran Karl Skala focuses on mission, task

Karl Skala is a progressive thinking about updating development plans and zoning regulations, which include requiring developers to pay for road and sidewalk improvements.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sid Sullivan is dedicated, involved

Sid Sullivan will bring a data-driven, planned-growth approach to city governing, ensuring that Columbia remains and outstanding city for everyone well into the future.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas would be uniting force on council

Thomas would be a "bridge builder" and uniting force on the City Council, if elected.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas will bring together stakeholders to gain consensus

Ian Thomas has a strong vision for our community.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sid Sullivan brings talent, experience

Sid Sullivan has a high level of interest in keeping Columbia on track to remain a great place for all to live.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Skala is known for efforts, commitment to all citizens

Karl Skala has an exemplary record of public service in Columbia.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia needs a change with Sid Sullivan as mayor

Sid Sullivan, candidate for mayor, has the knowledge and commitment to listen to and be inclusive in addressing the needs of Columbia.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Skala advocates for sustainable growth

Karl Skala will be advocate for sensible, sustainable growth in Third Ward and in Columbia.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas would be respected leader for city

Ian Thomas has worked to create healthier communities for families and children. He would work to make the city better as well.

GUEST COMMENTARY: 911 tax should be seen as price tag for safety

It’s not exaggerating to say our current 911 system is out of date. Technology has changed and the system we rely on cannot adequately serve our community.  Technology has changed in a way that gives citizens more opportunities to utilize the 911 system. Unfortunately, our current, antiquated 911 system can't take advantage of that greater citizen participation.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McDavid committed to bettering city

Mayor is committed to bettering our municipal systems, says former Second Ward councilman.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala is valuable resource on city's growth issues

Karl Skala is valuable resource to the city concerning development, growth.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Skala provides voice for responsible growth

Karl Skala has proven record of support for responsible growth and respects the rights of individual property owners.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ian Thomas works to make community better

Ian Thomas has ability to work with others to make our community a better place to live.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McDavid confronts city's difficult challenges

McDavid's talents, courage and ethics have been demonstrated while as hospital chairman and as mayor.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Weitkemper backs positions with data, facts

The other candidates have not demonstrated very specific knowledge of city government. That should raise a big red flag to anyone who cares about effective representation and efficient governance.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas will bring informed voice to council

Ian Thomas supports job growth and public safety. He has fresh ideas and takes a long view on infrastructure questions that involve transportation.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas brings necessary qualities to public office

Ian Thomas is familiar with causes of concern to the city and has proven fiscal responsibility with public money.

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