Democratic mayoral hopeful Art Ward sent along this response to Republican mayoral contender Ken Johnson's comments over the weekend:
I am not completely surprised at Mr. Johnson's revised press release due to his demonstrated indecivedness in other areas as well.
Mr. Johnson would better serve the citizens of Bristol if he took the time to become fully versed in the issues before haphazardly ranting opinions in order to obtain press coverage.
My suggestion to the BDDC to suspend further action until after the November elections was to avoid entering into any costly long term contracts which might hamper the direction of a new administration in the next two years and, ultimately, prove costly to the taxpayers of this community.
When our city government becomes mired in only one mindset, as Mr. Johnson seems to prefer, progress will become stagnated and we will become regressive instead of progressive.
Upon review of the events leading up to the creation of the BDDC, I don't recall Mr. Johnson's presence or input contributing to the process but now he wants to have everyone believe that his crystal ball will dictate the future of our city?
Mr. Johnson has yet to expound on this or any other issue with any definitive measures or solutions so are we to surmize that he has none?
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