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Letter to the Editor: 'Mayor, You Hung Your Council Out to Dry'

Why does Mayor Rick Hoffman continue to avoid council meetings?

The Monday meeting for the Borough of Macungie was once again a NO SHOW for THE MAYOR!!!!!!

I have to ask myself who is he hiding from????

According to Council President Jean Nagle, who agreed at the June 19 meeting to send a letter to the mayor asking his decision on the 24/7 police issue, the mayor's response -- no surprise -- was NO.

Nagle said citizens should send letters to the mayor or try to track him down ourselves. Some people, myself included, feel it his his responsibility to come to the meetings and answer our questions.

So, Mayor Hoffman, I want you to know you not only disappointed me but also several other citizens of this fine town which we like to call home.

And, you also hung your Council out to dry.                                                   

Sincerely,

John L.Long

for real July 06, 2012 at 02:11 AM
The way I read the situation is this: Council can do nothing to force the mayor's hand. They can't make him attend meetings and they can't make him do anything further with the police department especially after the court ruling saying he was head of the police department. I would not advide council to waste any more time or money trying to go after the mayor. The council can govern effectively on the vast majority of other issues without him unless he is needed to break a tie. Maybe time to move on?
Robert Sentner July 06, 2012 at 02:28 AM
I would not advide council to waste any more time or money trying to go after the mayor................ now thats funny ...... for real, how about the mayor going after the MPD. thats "for real"
for real July 06, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Yeah I get that Rob. He did certainly did do that What's the point anymore of this war??? Move on.
Ron Beitler July 06, 2012 at 12:39 PM
@guy - Is the mayor not a resident?
john l.long July 06, 2012 at 09:43 PM
John L.Long We have approximatly a year and a half yet to go until his term is up ? Should we just sit back and NOT HOLD THIS MAYOR RESPONSIBLE and let him do whatever he wants and whenever he wants to? I say NO he needs to answer to the PEOPLE of the town of Macungie .IF WE HAVE A QUESTION !! I feel it is his responsibility to come to the { 2 } Meetings that we have a month to answer them,and not leave his Council to guess what he might be thinking,

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