Letter: City needs to questionRegarding Sen. Steve Murphy’s letter (R-E, April 21), what can be so inflammatory about asking a question?
By: Joan Marshman, Frontenac, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
Regarding Sen. Steve Murphy’s letter (R-E, April 21), what can be so inflammatory about asking a question?
The intervener process that the city of Red Wing exercised through resolution has nothing to do with who their friends are or are not, nor being a neighbor or beneficiary. This process is a right granted to the citizens, governments, organizations, etc.. to ask questions regarding proposed Minnesota projects.
It saddened me to see in print that exercising legal rights is considered reckless, ridiculous, irresponsible, inflammatory and inappropriate. Has it come to the philosophy of “those that pay more are not subject to questions or review”? Why is it that whenever questions are asked they are from some “ anti” faction or “under the cover of darkness”?
Questions and their answers bring concerns into the open and help everybody better understand the project being proposed. In this day and age, openness and accountability are a necessity.
It would have been reckless and irresponsible for the city of Red Wing not to ask questions.
The citizens of Red Wing were well represented by the City Council and the mayor through the resolution. I for one would not give up my rights just to make things go smoothly for any business’s request.