The recent letter writers who claim that our Hilton Head Island Town Council has voted against the best interests of our island because they have received "graft" ought to be ashamed. These writers have offered absolutely no proof for their scurrilous accusations other than the fact that they disagree with Town Council decisions.
I have had the privilege of working with the members of Town Council for nearly 10 years and respect their integrity, honesty and commitment. You (and I) won't always agree with their votes, but that doesn't give you the right to slander their character.
The mayor sets the agenda for the Town Council meetings with input from the council committee chairs, but the mayor's vote carries the same amount of weight as the other council members' votes. To suggest that any mayor has total control over the town's growth and development, its vision and policy decisions is inaccurate and an insult to the other members of the council. In the coming month, members of Town Council will be conducting their annual workshop to establish their short- and long-term goals for our beautiful island.
If you feel so strongly about these issues, your time would be better spent attending the workshops and council meetings instead of writing unsupported defamatory letters to the editor.
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And, in case you are wondering, no one paid me -- or even asked me -- to write this letter.
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