Letter: We need Patten
I would like to commend the brave four city councilors who voted against the BearCat. It was the right thing to do.
I would also urge Dick Patten to run for re-election, as he is one of the moderate thinkers on the council, and a steady hand is needed even if it makes one unpopular at times. It reminds me of a saying from Martin Luther King, “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” Support Patten in his ward and urge him to run again.
BRIAN K. BLACKDEN