As someone who grew up in Portage and still does most of my shopping there, I must say I am disappointed in the City Council. From what I have been reading and hearing, they are being disagreeable just for the sake of being a thorn in the mayor's side.
They are threatening to go over his head in support of this gay marriage (amendment). Since when is the City Council's place to get involved in things like this? Their concern should just be Portage alone.
They are overstepping their bounds. It was not on the agenda, and to bring it up in the last minute of the meeting was uncalled for. From what I can see Mayor James Snyder is doing a good job, but evidently he doesn't jump through the hoops of a self-centered counsel.
Also, why are some so upset about him sending plows to Gary to help out? They must be racist.
I suggest the people of Portage get a new City Council that's willing to work for the good of the city.
- Patty Schulze, Valparaiso