To The Editor:
According to a September 23, 2011 Cape Cod Times article, the buyout and forced departure of former town manager John Klimm cost Barnstable taxpayers an estimated $450,000. That political fiasco directly resulted from the unfortunate actions of six town councilors at the time. Former Barnstable Town Councilor J. Gregory Milne was one of those persons.
Milne could not run for another term for town council last year because of term limits. Hence, his actions were never appropriately put to any sort of referendum before the voters. He was at least partially responsible for the unnecessary financial burden placed upon local taxpayers resulting from the apparent clear lack of due diligence on the part of those who initiated the process.
Milne is now running for the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates against Patrick Princi. By casting my vote, I plan to hold Milne accountable for the shear waste of taxpayer dollars which occurred last year, and also elect the superior candidate, Mr. Patrick Princi. I urge my fellow Barnstable residents to support Patrick Princi for the county legislature November 6. Mr. Princi, recipient of the 2009 Red Cross Hero Award for Community Service, current Assembly Delegate, court probation officer and distinguished citizen, would be the sensible choice.