Tue, 01/24/2006 The question that Mr. Junkins should have asked is why does Mr. Stanczak want to change the Bicknell Council Districts and then I would be able to answer; no town needs 5 council-persons-at-Large; each district should have their own council person so they can decide whether the council person who represents them should be in office or not, right now a single district cannot vote in a new council member or vote out an incumbent council member that they are not satisfied with.
It is simple; the closer a politician is to the voters in their district the more that they will be required to work for the voters.
This brings me to one other thing that would be different if I had control of the Bicknell City Council; the mayor through the Board of Works would not have the complete and the final say on all of Bicknell’s expenditures because I believe that the Bicknell City Council was elected by the people to do that job and appointees made by the mayor are not elected therefore do not represent the people but instead represent only the mayor and possibility some special interest.
In my opinion
John R. Stanczak