A citizens' group gave Toledo City Council's economic development committee a compelling presentation that showed that selling the police department's Northwest district station, as proposed by Mayor Mike Bell's administration, is wrong ("Plan to sell police station in W. Toledo draws fire," June 8).
City Council should carefully ponder the consequences of ignoring the voice of these residents, who clearly said: Vote no; keep the station open.
Residents of District 5 should urge Councilman Tom Waniewski to keep using the station for public safety. He is waffling on this issue, which will give other members of council the cover they need to vote for the sale, which would be tragic.
At-large council members should understand that voting this sale down would demonstrate their commitment to West Toledo.
Editor's note: The writer is a former Toledo finance director. City Council voted Tuesday not to sell the station.
Voters should not repeat mistake
Without a successful record to run on and a falling job-approval rating, the Obama Administration's campaign strategy is to discredit Mitt Romney's successful personal, business, and gubernatorial records.
Democrats are doing whatever is necessary to divert voter attention from President Obama's record of unfulfilled campaign promises, failed Keynesian economic strategies, inept leadership, and disregard for the Constitution.
Americans want solutions, not excuses, to the critical issues that affect their lives.
This November, voters will not be distracted by the deception of this administration and make the same mistake they did in 2008.
States' job growth looks good for GOP
Your June 11 front-page article "Jobs grow in states key to election; Progress in Ohio and 6 others complicates GOP claims" suggests that job growth in those states is problematic for Republicans.
But seven of the 10 states listed in the article have Republican governors. Is the federal government or state government creating the job growth? It seems that it is not hard to explain after all.
Minor parties may have voter appeal
Election after election, people vote Republican and expect less government involvement in the economy. Or they vote Democratic and expect less corporate control over government.
What happens is the opposite: more government involvement and more corporate control.
Continuing to vote for Democrats and Republicans is worse than wasting your vote. You're helping to waste the country.
Find a minor party that agrees with your personal philosophy. I choose the Libertarian Party because of its stand on personal freedom and responsibility.
Don't continue to waste your vote.
Oak Harbor, Ohio