Tuesday, November 21, 2017     Volume: 18, Issue: 37

Santa Maria Sun / Letters to the Editor

Thank you, Patrick Wiemiller

Ann and Justin Ruhge - Lompoc -

We were very saddened to hear about Patrick Wiemiller's decision to take a job as Assistant City Manager of Santa Maria. He has been a wonderful asset to Lompoc. His credentials and experience have been invaluable to this community.

You three (Mosby, Starbuck, and Vega) members of the Lompoc City Council who have given him such a hard time should be ashamed of yourselves! He has had many years of experience and training compared to your very limited knowledge and abilities.

During a very difficult budget process you persisted in your quest to force him to leave his position, and you finally won. But did you really win anything? What makes you think anyone else would want to work for you? For that matter, what makes you think anyone in their right mind would come to Lompoc and put up with all the innuendoes and insults that you have leveled at him publicly?

We are ashamed and disheartened that such a talented, fine man has been treated so shabbily by the likes of you three. Believe us when we say, we will do everything in our power to oust you mean-spirited, small, and petty little men from your positions on City Council. You do not represent us and never will.

We are proud of our mayor for his stand on many issues facing the city and will support him for his courage and resolution to uphold the values that we hold dear.

We commend and thank you, Patrick, for all your support and hard work. We wish you and your family all the best.

Keeping it short

Kathy Riedmann - Los Osos -

Are there really people among us that think being against fascism and white supremacy are worn out ideologies? I love my country and now realize how much of it I took for granted before Trump was elected.

It’s the hypocrisy, warped beliefs, repulsive arrogance, and/or blind loyalty of many of the people supporting Trump and his company representing the current Republican party that I ... dislike intensely. Also, for those patriots who care so much about our liberal democracy, focusing on the Antifa right now is like driving down the freeway and obsessing about a dirty windshield while your engine is on fire.

Weekly Poll
What do you like most about the holiday season?

Spending time with family and friends.
The food, and eating too much of it.
Gift giving and receiving.
The days off from work.

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