Letter: Mayor editorial ignored key points on developments


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Posted Online: April 06, 2013, 11:00 pm
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After reading the editorial on page A4 in Wednesday's Dispatch/Argus about the Rock Island mayoral race, I have questions.

The paper seems to report that Mayor Dennis Pauley has brought a Walmart and a Fareway to Rock Island, although all stories that I've heard or read on both of these developments seem to be contradictory.

Earlier articles published about mayoral forums indicate that Walmart has not yet signed any kind of deal to bring a store to Rock Island.

The Fareway project is reported to have met with major environmental issues.

Being a citizen of Rock Island I am most interested in having both of these businesses come to Rock Island, but I don't think it is fair to give credit to the mayor as if these deals are already in place.

I hope that your reporting of both of these developments does not change the playing field for the other candidates involved, one of which has spoken out against both developments locations and the other has spoken out about one of the developments.

I sincerely hope that my fellow voters are thoroughly informed regarding these issues and that indeed everyone exercises their right to vote.

Jon Kelley,
Rock Island















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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