Apparently Mayor Kevin Hanley has a liking for quotes by former British prime ministers (“Thanks to all who supported Measure A,” Reader Input, June 7).
Here is another one he might want to consider, from Harold Macmillan: “If you work hard and diligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.”
It appears that a goodly proportion of the electorate disagreed with Mr. Hanley’s position on Measure A. Did they think he was talking rot? Let’s see.
He says he is so grateful to live in Auburn. And he thinks Auburn First.
If so, Mr. Hanley, how about paying for your court case challenge to the argument against Measure A?
Are you and your fellow council members going to bill taxpayers for the costs of your position on Measure A? I’d be surprised if you didn’t.
Think Auburn First? Bang the drum, wave the flag, sing the song. We’ve seen it all before.
What I want to know is, are you going to pay up or not?
John Knox, Auburn