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Public officials deserve more credit
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I was rather upset to see a reader comment in "Barbs and Blossoms" in a recent issue of the Monroe Times that essentially blasted the folks at the Monroe City Hall for what I thought was mere, unfounded spite. Having worked in local government for many, many years and in several municipalities, I am still amazed at the ease with which individuals can criticize without a shred of fact from the comfort of an armchair. These same "taxpayers" clearly have little knowledge of how complex managing the affairs of a municipality, large or small, have become over the years.

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