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Great Wolf trumps public safety?
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Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

With crime running rampant, the “new sheriff in town” — Mayor Steve DeBrum — and his two new deputies Richard Silverman and Mike Morowit are more worried about the “Big Bad Wolf” resort  than public safety.

After a motion was made by Councilwoman Debbie Moorhead to appoint Vince Hernandez to fill the two remaining year’s on DeBrum’s council term, all three seconded it. Not caring about public safety, DeBrum and Silverman said it was important for Hernandez who was ousted by voters to continue negotiating with Great Wolf representatives. Aren’t the remaining council members qualified to continue talks concerning the Great Wolf project? Hernandez tried to “Heal Our City” — as his campaign slogan in 2002 said — but has failed to do so.  Maybe he can save the Great Wolf project.

With our police and fire short on manpower you would think the council would have more concern for public safety. It is plain to see public safety will be put on the back burner where the dog park has been for the past 12 years.

Peter was robbed to pay Paul with money taken from the dog park and Lincoln Park picnic shelter project to get more money for Hernandez’ baseball field at Morenzone Park.

This council is certainly headed in the right direction to do things their way and their way only. 

In the future, no one will have to be elected if they are seeking a spot on the City Council. Council members will be appointed on the buddy-buddy system. Elections are a thing of the past.

“Once Bitten, Twice Shy” — a popular rock song years ago by Great White will no doubt be on the mind of voters concerning the slap in the face by DeBrum & Co. in the last election.


Fred Millner