Bedford City Council

05/02/2014 6:28 PM

05/02/2014 6:30 PM

Voter apathy in Bedford is well-known.

After talking with council members, some city employees and regular citizens, I’ve concluded that residents are apathetic because they don’t identify with any specific council member.

This promotes the attitude that we have no say, so why vote?

Single-member council districts would stimulate interest in city government.

If we look at other cities that have switched to single-member districts, we see that voter turnout has increased as well as interest in the city government.

This will make for a better community.

The citizens of Bedford should demand from the next council (no matter who wins) that the city charter be amended to develop single-member council districts.

— Ed M. Henderson, Bedford

Bedford needs leadership to attract and develop commercial businesses.

One of the best sources is someone with a successful business. Steve Farco is the president and owner of a local business in operation for more than 30 years.

I have known Steve for 12-plus years and he has always been involved in the development of our community. He takes an active interest in our schools and serves as a board member of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Education Foundation.

Steve on the chamber of commerce board and executive committee.

One of Steve’s basic character traits is his ability to work well with people and move forward in a positive manner to initiate new ideas and solve problems.

Steve Farco is the person we need.

— Elo Nohavitza, Bedford

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