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Letter: City government feuding is waste of time, energy

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From: Roger Quinn


The ongoing feud between Mayor Kristen Brown and the Columbus Parks and Recreation Board has become utterly ridiculous. If the director of Parks and Rec wasn’t doing his job, he should have been fired, not demoted. I work in private business, and if an employee does not perform his assigned duties, he hasn’t fulfilled his terms of employment, and as a consequence, he is terminated.


I fail to understand why the salary of the parks director should be given to a marketing coordinator. I also cannot understand why the city didn’t collect $27,237.52 in back rent. Snappy Tomato has another store on Beam Road that is thriving. Why wasn’t that taken into account when the city settled for far less than what was owed? Brown has cut fat and trimmed expenses so well that she needs to be commended. Prior to her being elected to office, parts of our city government were out of control. It’s a shame that individuals and groups that have been affected by her actions are trying to muddy the water so normal citizens can’t see everything that has been done by her.

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