The Ottumwa Courier

August 20, 2013

Council work not time consuming

Ottumwa Courier

---- — Serving on the City Council is extremely time consuming. As a former city councilperson, I challenge this myth.

If a councilperson has a personal agenda or is inclined to micro-manage, then indeed it will be time consuming. You need only trust the department heads to provide you with the needed information to make an informed decision. I can assure you that every department head is more than happy to assist a councilperson. They too are interested in good city government. I can count on one hand the number of irate calls I had during my four years on the city council.

It's not too late. You have until Aug. 29 to file.

Gordon Aistrope