Letter to the Bridgeport Residents
I am writing this letter to have an opportunity to share what is in my heart with the residents of Bridgeport.
I, as the Mayor of Bridgeport, have been accused of having all the authority and power when, in fact, it is the six council members who vote to pass our ordinances and vote on the budget etc. in the Village of Bridgeport. The Mayor only votes when there is a tie, and this rarely happens.
I have had many residents ask me about this election, because it seems to them that I am running for re-election. My term as Mayor is not up until the year 2016.
I am not the blame for Smith, Lenz, Husarik, and Lyle's lack of progress in the last four years. They have controlled the council votes. The voting of Smith, Lenz, Husarik, and Lyle are the reason we have lost grant money and paving projects in the Village of Bridgeport. I am not a "KING" as stated by Mrs. Lyle in a recent letter to the editor and I do not have the "POWER" as stated by Smith, Lenz and Husarik in their campaign flyer. However, I am the Mayor of Bridgeport and I will continue to do the best job I can with the authority granted to me by law to make Bridgeport a better place to live.
This is a crucial time for all Americans from the people in Washington to the people living in Bridgeport. This November election for Bridgeport Council is very important to the residents. There will be four people elected to serve on council. We need honest, hard working individuals that will make the right choices for our residents. I hope you will take the time to find out their qualifications and vote for who YOU think will represent our Village the best.
I can promise you that I will continue to work hard for the residents of the Village of Bridgeport as I have done for the past 70 years. I invite anyone into the Mayor's Office if you have any questions or concerns about our Village.
John J. Callarik,
Mayor of Bridgeport