To the Editor:
This is an open letter to Mayor Macdonald.
I write in response to your column last week, “Lewiston needs legislators who represent tax payers.” I cannot recall a single meeting where you asked us for a list of programs—or any other question, for that matter.
It was surprising to read that I had a “political” motivation in suggesting that we meet weekly. In that first meeting on August 15, the only time the word was uttered was when you said, “No more politics. I will focus my column on the work Chief Bussiere is doing to eliminate fraud downtown.”
We each have deeply held principles, which sometimes conflict. There is no reason that that should prevent us from working together. We serve the same citizens and taxpayers, and we do that more effectively when we work together.
I would like to continue our monthly meetings; when we work together, we are both more effective for Lewiston. As I see it, communication is a two-way street, and I for one did not hear from you, either. I am now forwarding my home phone and email contacts (783-1897) and email (email@example.com).
Please call me if you’d prefer to talk in between our monthly meetings.
Sen. Margaret Craven
On behalf of the entire Lewiston Legislative delegation