Letter: Randy Staver has needed experience to be city council president
Rochester is a unique place that accommodates the needs of many people. We all want a city that is clean, safe and offers services that can be enjoyed by all. It takes work to make that happen.
Randy Staver has the qualities to keep leading us using a blend of past successes while implementing new ideas at a pace that is both manageable and affordable for our tax base. He works hard to gain consensus and represents all in the city. It's a great responsibility that he is dedicated to.
Staver's opponent would be better served to first represent the Kutzky neighborhood in which he lives. Doing so, he would gain needed insight and experience. Instead, Sean Allen wants to create a strategic plan and fast track progress without having the basic knowledge needed.
Saying we need to have a plan is easy but should not be confused with a personal agenda. As a developer, will Allen find himself in conflict with the projects he might be deciding? And how will he handle alignment and conflicts with advocacy groups and Council member Michael Wojcik, should he be re-elected?
Rochester has much on the horizon, and I want someone with the knowledge, ability and experience to lead us through the dark, not a candle in the wind. That's why I'm voting Randy Staver on Nov. 8.