Alderman urges residents to re-elect Robinson as Crestwood mayor

To the editor:

This is a response to a letter to the editor in the March 10 Call in which David M. Brophy, Ph.D., declared his support of the Crestwood mayoral candidate running against Mayor Roy Robinson in the April 5 election.

Crestwood residents may recall Dr. Brophy’s March 31, 2005, letter to the editor — “Urges voters to re-elect Fagan, approve Prop 1” — in which he advocated approval of a not-to-exceed $6 million bond issue that would cost homeowners 30 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for 10 years.

He stated in his letter, “This is less than the cost of taking my family out to dinner at local restaurants one time per year.”

In March 2005, Crestwood had $20 million of long-term debt and was trying to retrofit City Hall to include a new police facility as the city paid bills with a $1.5 million bank letter of credit.

In April 2005, voters elected Roy Robinson and defeated Mayor Tom Fagan and the $6 million Prop 1 bond issue. In Mayor Robinson’s two terms in office, the city now is almost debt free, work forces have been reduced as services continued and finances are online and transparent.

All this was accomplished even as a strong economic storm caused huge loss of sales-tax revenue.

Mayor Robinson led us through the storm and is fully qualified to lead as our mall rebuilds.

John Foote

Crestwood

Editor’s note: Mr. Foote serves as a Ward 4 Crestwood alderman.