It is hard to believe that some of us are seeing the formation of an oligarchy in our town; formed by some of the aldermen/women we voted for.
Seven aldermen decided they have the right to choose a mayor for us with or without our vote, and are currently supporting new candidates to replace the brave six aldermen that refused to vote for hiring a city administrator, obviously a hired mayor of their choosing.
Prior to the 1980s we had such an oligarchy under the leadership of a city manager.by referendum we the people of Hendersonville restored our town back to a democracy.
Alderman Jim Waters warned his fellow aldermen about hiring a city administrator and that it would change our form of government, possibly illegally. He used the phrase "be careful what you wish for". I will borrow his phrase with modifications. Be careful who you vote for this year.
Please re-elect Alderman Waters and all the others that voted no to hiring a city administrator. That includes Mayor Clary. I will be supporting him and voting for Alderman Skidmore in my ward.
In addition, I have read the political resumes of the newcomers running to replace the six I mentioned. I read nothing about service to our citizens at large. I read they are more than ready to serve the oligarchy mentioned above.