Letters to the Editor

Reader calls for continuing city progress

Dear Editor,
Two years ago the Clarkston voters elected Sue Wylie and Rick Detkowski to the City Council, and Steve Percival as mayor; those three new votes helped start a process of change in the city government.
One year ago the voters picked Scott Reynolds to constitute a council majority to continue the “rebirth” of the Council and the city.
Despite the distraction of problems left over by the prior administrations, such as the law suits and parking problems, the new leadership has begun to move the city in more positive directions, such as a new city manager, a fiscally responsible parking plan, more transparency, and plans for improving sidewalks.
Now we have the opportunity to continue the progress by reelecting Sue Wylie and Rick Detkowski, electing Mike Cascone to fill a vacancy, to the City Council, and reelecting Steve Percival as mayor. Their opponents are all previous City Council members.
The choice is clear: do we continue with the progress initiated two years ago, or return to the old ways of doing things.
Let us continue to chose progress by voting for Sue Wylie, Rick Detkowski, Mike Cascone, and Steve Percival.
Tom Stone
Clarkston

Elissa Slotkin support from Judge McNally

Dear Editor,
If we are going to have an adequate response to our dangerous and unpredictable political situation, we must, as Lincoln said, appeal to our better angels.
More than a course correction is needed, it must be a complete reversal of our current trend. If we continue in our current direction, it will mean an elimination of the middle class and a complete unraveling of our political institutions.
Elissa Slotkin is the most likely to put the brakes on the current trend.
I strongly encourage you to vote for Elissa Slotkin for the Eighth Congressional District seat. If you don’t vote, you forfeit your right to complain about our political system.
Gerald E. McNally
Independence Township