The first order of business of our local government is to be problem solvers, create a safe environment and create an environment that encourages growth for all its residents. To accomplish these complex and sometimes conflicting goals in a democratic society, we debate, we listen, we compromise and then we decide. In some circles compromise has become a dirty word; I refuse to accept it as such.
I will support Ray Mueller for City Council not because I agree with everything he says, but because he is secure enough in his own skin to look in all directions, studies the issues and listens. In other words, he wants to be a problem solver. Apparently, the people that are in the opposing camps (the reformers and the union) both realize that. I think that's a good thing.
Hollyburne Avenue, Menlo Park
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