Two points regarding Linda Stedjees letter of Sept. 18:
First, Jamie Irons was not elected by a majority of the voters. He was elected with 2,089 votes out of the 6,720 registered voters in the city. Hardly a mandate, as that is less than one-third of the voters. City election rules precluded a runoff when 25 percent plus 100 of the ballots cast was reached. Only 3,929 votes were cast. Those who chose not to vote in the June primary squandered their votes, and the rest of the city now suffers.
Second, there were many emotional statements made at that meeting. More than a few speakers said they voted for the current council and are now sorry they did. One of Irons supporters put her face about two inches from mine and hissed, Youre wrong.
Mayor Irons made a campaign promise of transparency, yet calls a meeting with 24 hours notice and gives no reason for the meeting. The action was legal and by the book, but given both the manager and attorneys exemplary records, the mayors actions appear suspicious, underhanded and not transparent.