Letter to the Editor: Term Limits

Never has the saying, “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” made more sense than it does with regard to the upcoming mayoral election in Rochester Hills. I’m a bit older and clearly remember when term limits were implemented, and why. Term limits were put in place to remove elected officials who were unproductive and complacent, those who had grown too comfortable in their elected position to work hard and effectively. I can assure you that in no way, shape, or form does Mayor Bryan Barnett fit into that category. Our mayor is as energetic and enthusiastic as he was when he first took office. His love for our city has not wavered one bit – and his drive to make Rochester Hills the very best place to live and work is as great as it ever was. In Rochester Hills, we are on a winning streak and the smartest move by far will be to keep on the track we are on. How fortunate we are to have had elected officials who realized how counterproductive it would be to force voters to make a change just for the sake of change! If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. Let’s keep a good thing going with Mayor Barnett.

Jack Dalton, Past President Rochester Hills City Council

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