Having read the Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review Wednesday May 21st article about the Lake Elmo neighborhood parks meeting schedule, I wish to respectfully request that the city of Lake Elmo also have a citywide meeting for all residents that addresses the total transformation of the city to everyone at the same time.
In her letter denouncing the Lake Elmo Council (specifically sparing Anne Smith), Julie Fliflet regurgitates the tired charge of Lake Elmo’s “Fright Brigade” when she characterizes the council as..., you guessed it, favoring developers over residents.
Of course, no policies are evidenced, simply flaccid mischaracterizations.
Once again I respectfully request that a Lake Elmo City wide meeting be held to update all the residents on the fundamental transformation of the City of Lake Elmo. In addition, it would give our local elected and appointed officials the opportunity to meet their constituents.
Ms. Fliflet’s recent letter stated I am engaged in partisan politics. During her two unsuccessful council applications I recall partisanship was her selling point, but I digress. While she gives no examples I assume she makes this accusation simply because we disagree, therefore not worthy of “nonpartisanship”.
In her March 12 letter, former Lake Elmo Mayor Sue Dunn critiques the city council in several areas. Foremost: ‘open and honest information’ is needed.
The facts on this and other musings suggest otherwise.
I read with great dismay, and a whole lot of fear and disgust, your article about the manual of guidelines (“Lake Elmo design manual focused on small-town charm,” Dec. 4), that the Lake Elmo City Council put forth.