Searcy Mayor Changes Course, Commends Nutter For Appointments


Thank you for your willingness to serve on this A & P Refunding Committee.  When I’ve requested you to serve on Council Committees in the past your schedule seemed to prohibit your participation.  I’m glad to see you could find the time.

I disagree with your statement regarding the city’s unwillingness to listen to citizen input, as the City held a public hearing for that specific purpose, as well as hearing from constituents on an individual basis.

It is refreshing to see that you have willingly included non-City of Searcy residents to be on this committee, knowing that you have resisted similar situations in the past regarding other standing committees of the City.

I am looking forward to hearing the recommendations of the committee when presented to the full Council for their consideration.  I am confident the eight elected city council members will make a fair and reasonable decision whether to accept or deny in full or in part.

If any of the listed individuals you have mentioned decline to serve, I might have some suggestions for inclusion.

Since you are willing to entertain suggestions, I would suggest that the committee meet, as soon as possible, to insure a speedy resolution and the taxpayers can expect to see the refund prior to the close of 2010

Your Mayor,

Mayor Belinda LaForce

City of Searcy

401 West Arch Avenue

Searcy, AR 72143

(501) 268-2483 PH

(501) 279-1050 FAX


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  1. Scott

    The mayor’s comment about the city soliciting feedback on the recent A&P issue is laughable. The city held one and only one public hearing on the same night that prominent conservative Ben Stein was speaking (free of charge) across town. The hearing covered a proposal which was significantly different than what the city council ended up passing, and at least one alderman (who I won’t name for fear of damaging his sterling reputation) told no fewer than six of the residents of his ward who called him and emailed him to voice their displeasure that “everybody” he talked to favored the proposal. Either he has a very short attention span or he was misrepresenting what he had heard to at least 5 of the 6 constituents.

  2. Citizen

    That’s a whole lot of sarcasm for an official letter from a mayor and a good reminder that she can be every bit as petty as she accuses her opposition of being.

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