The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 27, 2013

Letter: $10 breakfast meeting won’t do anything, won’t tell us anything

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Haven’t the officials in Enid city government picked the pockets of citizens enough with all their glorious schemes to revive downtown Enid?

Now the mayor wants to have a breakfast meeting with the people to tell them how good of a job the city leaders are doing and how all the new construction is going to enhance our way of life in the future.

To top it off, they want the citizens to pay $10 each to listen to more back-patting on their part.

I have lived in Enid since 1959, graduated from Enid High and worked in Enid for 30 years, including a one-year stint as a city employee.

I read the paper each morning.

I talk to many people each day and keep informed as to what is being done to make Enid a better place to live.

I do not think a $10 breakfast meeting is going to do anything or tell us anything we are not already aware of.

Actually, I think it is insulting to be asked to pay for this information, even if any of it is new.

You want to enhance our knowledge of happenings in Enid, great!

Just do it on your dime.

Jim Humes