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Galt mayor: New year will bring opportunities, challenges

Randy Shelton advocates change to 4-year mayoral terms

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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2009 12:00 am

Beginning his second year as mayor, Galt Mayor Randy Shelton, 61, believes the city will continue through challenging times this year with state budget cuts and decreasing city revenue. But he also hopes the recent addition of local businesses is a good sign for the community.

On Wednesday, Shelton sat down with reporter Maggie Creamer and below is a summary of some of the main issues they discussed.

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4 comments:

  • posted at 7:03 am on Sat, Jan 2, 2010.

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    What a bunch of puff. Since he's been mayor, the decorum has gone into the trash can, mostly due to the mayor's behavior. We don't need the added expense or headache of Shelton being mayor for 4 years. All that new business was planned and approved long before he was elected. Amazingly now, he actually tries to take credit for it.

     
  • posted at 10:50 am on Thu, Dec 31, 2009.

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    Mayor Shelton has been a big disappointment for Galt. He has drought no ideas forward to the city, and merely collects a pay check to vote on other council peoples ideas. And he wants to be elected as Mayor? This guy has got to be joking.

     
  • posted at 3:36 am on Thu, Dec 31, 2009.

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    The Mayor deserves respect for his honesty,he is doing what is expected him to do.He participates in events in the community, listens to the concerns of the citizens. Other than that a Mayoris a figure head that attends sermonialevents.

     
  • posted at 3:12 am on Thu, Dec 31, 2009.

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    Not only does he rarely express an opinion, when he does he vaguely justifies the logic surrounding it. At times there is community concern about his logic and people need to press him for more in depth explanations. Could you imagine a president or governor operating this way? He does this at election time also--runs, but doesn't elaborate on his views. Folks support him--go figure! Also-- a four year mayoral term? Because??...........once again lets hear WHY. What would it REALLY improve and what on earth does it have to do with Galt being larger today???? There's that logic again. Maybe we need two additional council members or district vs. at large elections to represent the people of Galt better. The efffect of a four year term would be marginal at best. P.S. Other council members actions should be evaluated by the voters, not the Mayor or anyone else. If they have something to say and it's contentious, so be it! Maybe it's something that needs to be heard.

     
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