Congratulations to Russ. This recognition reflects what good leadership can do
to keep our cities responsible to it's citizens and taxpayers while some
neighboring cities follow costly visions of grandeur amassing debt and high
taxation to their citizens.
I've known Russ before he was Mayor and his past and service has been
impeccable deserving this recognition.But in recent dealing with the
workers he or city manager has hired to serve the citizens he has had some
ringers move in on him who are about to destroy the vibrant city we are proud
of. City workers are taking the attitude they don't serve the public or
citizens of Taylorsville, they think citizens must serve the city with its
wishes and wants. I think he needs to go back and review what has been going on
in the last few years and how hired city workers view their jobs in relation to
government and the citizens.They are getting the Obama syndrome that
public resident citiens are servants to government rather than government serves
the people. Too many of the contracted city employees feel they are above the
law and are the law and don't have to be accountable.Our budget
is in critical mass and I think investigations and accountability are in order
before any finalizing and raising taxes or changes in the government services.
Congratulations to Mayor Wall! Definitely well-deserved!