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Re: "Large crowd shows up for ambulance issue"

Letter to the Editor


I wanted to just say a couple things about the article in today’s paper regarding this subject. First, I was at that meeting also. It states in the article that it all started over an inspection by state DOH at the request of Mayor Wilder. I have to disagree with that. That is when Mayor Wilder had to make it public information. It also states that he requested the inspection because of a couple complaints. I don’t think those complaints had anything to do with the state of the ambulance but were rather more fuel for the complainant’s fire. True or not, I personally believe this is a witch hunt that is dividing our community. There are underlying issues that the public cannot be made aware of because of an investigation.

Secondly, I do remember the questions Gina Seaver asked about the names being published in the paper. I agree with her that this could have been handled differently. If there is an investigation that these people are involved in, then why are their names able to be made public but not that of the complaintant? I know the complaintant cannot be identified because they are being protected from retaliation. But what about the retaliation the others could face because people do not know the full story or reason for the actions they have taken? Gina, however, did not ask Mayor Wilder if he used their names to get back at the named individuals. Gina was appropriate and polite in the way she addressed the matter with the questions she asked.


April Smith

Coulee Dam

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