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In answer to the letter to the editor May 26 from John Jordan Moore ("Heart of City Council lost in recent elections"):

I am not going to quote Winston Churchill or any other famous statesman.

I will simply say that on more than one occasion, when confronted with the facts that a large majority of the voters were against the "arena," Mr. Matejka publicly stated that if they didn't like the way he was doing his job, they could vote him out. And on the first opportunity, they did so.

Mayor Judy Markowitz and four of the council members - all out of office now - gave us the arena in spite of the fact that a large majority were against it.

It should not come as a surprise to any elected official that if you disregard the majority of your constituents, wishes they will retaliate at the polls.

I don't think I will be repentant that the heart was ripped out of the council, as Mr. Moore stated. I do regret the fact that all the taxpayers are going to bear the burden that a few - five - people gave us against the majority's wishes.

It seems to me that Mr. Moore - one person - has decided that 540 voters, I think that is a majority, didn't vote the way he thinks they should have.

Clifford Wright

Bloomington

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