With regard to the question, "Does the current City Council ignore residents' concerns?" ("Boardman is in, DeLong is out," Aug. 12):
Whenever a land use issue comes to the council for consideration, those in opposition to it will always be more motivated to make the trek to City Hall, put on a badge signifying their cause and spew forth their "don't build anything anywhere" mantra. They will always be greater in number than those speakers, if any, who support a project. It's the same old people with the same tired objections.
When a project is approved after numerous residents have spoken out against it, it is usually charged that council ignores the residents. Actually, council appears to be aware that only the residents who are opposed have been heard. Just because 30 speakers show up at City Hall, that does not indicate that they represent a majority of residents.