It is very disheartening that the voters of Riverbank would not sign a petition to try to recall a council member who has a criminal record. The apathy in Riverbank is shameful. The council member refused to attend council meetings in August. Because of this, we were not able to decide what to do about a vacant seat. The city will have to pay $54,000 for a special election.
I am not seeking the council seat that I have held for 16 years. It is my hope that the Riverbank voters will elect Dottie Nygard and Janine Tucker. Both are community-minded and are able to represent the city with dignity and commitment. Integrity and civility are important qualities that these women also possess. Remember, we have had three councilmen who could not keep their commitments and left before their terms expired.