• Letter: Howard committed to community

    I am writing to recommend John Howard as the next mayor of the city of Lancaster. He has served 34 years as a member of city council. I submit John has earned your enthusiastic support as a result of his enduring commitment to the welfare of this fine community.
    From 1983 to 1994, I served as planning director and deputy administrator for Lancaster County. Thereafter, and until my retirement in 2009, I held the positions of city  administrator and finance director – a period of some 15 years.

  • Letter: Glad to see Bub Faile back on opinion page

    It’s been too long since we have heard from Bub Faile down in Kershaw. His Feb. 10 letter, “County council’s endless ideas for spending money,” tells it like it is.
    Mr. Faile questions the spending of tax dollars for stuff which ought to be carefully looked at. Yes, that convenience site in Camelot does seem a bit overboard from the ones us common folk have. And $300,000 for a county engineer makes me wonder how much more will the train cost.

  • Letter: John Howard is trustworthy, a good steward of our money

    As a kid, I listened to John Howard when he was a DJ, and I’d call from time to time and request a song. As an adult, I’m still listening to him.
    A man’s word is his bond, and believe me you can take John Howard’s word to the bank. He might not always tell you what you want to hear, but he will always tell you the truth, and in the long run he’s usually right.

  • Letter: Howard excels as financial steward

    I am not a city resident but was a city employee for many years and retired as a department head. The city of Lancaster has fared much better than cities of similar size under the sound fiscal management of Joe Shaw and John Howard.

  • Letter: Hillary versus her GOP rivals

    This a response to Dr. L. Brooks Walker’s Feb. 7 guest column, which called Hillary Clinton a failure as secretary of state.
    Let’s just look at the latest three top Republican hopefuls for president. What’s their claim to fame? Sen. Ted Cruz, chiefly responsible for the 2013 government shutdown. Donald Trump, an insulting self-promoter. And Sen. Marco Rubio, someone who cannot even balance his own checkbook.
    You may not like Hillary, but there are far worse choices here. Let the voters decide.

    Michael Jedson

  • Letter: Paul McKenzie’s servant leadership

    Paul McKenzie is the servant leader Lancaster needs as mayor.
    I have had the privilege to call Paul McKenzie my colleague for the past 16 years. I have watched Paul work to shape a better community through his tireless efforts in writing and successfully receiving grants on behalf of the citizens and nonprofit organizations of the Lancaster area. People know Paul as the “grant guy.” I know him as a servant leader for our community.

  • Letter: County council’s endless ideas for spending money

    I see that the children are still at it. You know how children are. All they do is want something all the time. That is the way Lancaster County Council is.
    They are going to build a new school in Indian Land and a new dump where they can drive up and throw their trash out. They won’t have to throw it up high like we do. They are going to hire an engineer, something they don’t need, for $300,000, which is crazy.

  • Letter: McKenzie’s many accomplishments

    Our city is facing a number of future challenges including crime, aging infrastructure and the Environmental Protection Agency mandate to address the wastewater collection system, all of which represent significant financial challenges to our city council.

  • Letter: McKenzie has education, experience

    I confidently recommend Dr. Paul McKenzie for mayor of Lancaster. Since relocating to Lancaster, Paul has served our community on numerous boards in support of a wide range of health, safety, education and social service initiatives. I can think of no one who has been more involved in seeking to improve the lives of his fellow citizens.
    Dr. McKenzie’s education and experience make him uniquely qualified to lead Lancaster. If you want to see honest people lead our city, please join me in supporting him.

    Alfred Ferguson

  • Letter: Dr. Paul McKenzie: A Man of Integrity

    Webster describes integrity as “soundness of moral character.”
    A person with integrity knows what is important and consistently lives in light of what is important to him and those around him. I’ve tried living by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most powerful speech ever.
    “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”