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It's time for a change at City Hall
The last two administrations in Auburn City Hall have been very good – very good at spending my tax money, that is. Mostly, it seems like, on outlandish projects.
There are cities and towns throughout the country that have street lights that are 100 years old or more. I may have lost count, but I believe that we are on our third set of street lights downtown since I moved to Auburn in 1979.
The SuperMall with all the tax breaks? Never was very super. Remember the parking slots for all the tour buses that were going to bring in the hoards of shoppers?
How about the curbs in town with the bump-outs that no one can park easily next to? I remember many small businesses that used to make Auburn look like a town instead of a parking lot.
The area around City Hall looks ridiculous with all the pink concrete. The money spent on the "Welcome to Downtown Auburn" arch that almost no one drives through, whether they are coming in or going out of town, could have been put to much better use.
I have no reason to think that the deputy mayor won't follow the same money-spending path that the present mayor is on.
It's time for a change. Auburn is not "what I imagined." My vote goes to John Partridge for mayor.
– Bob Widener