$5,000 a year to put up with all the crap that a mayor has to put up with from the public. You all are getting a deal. Be happy with that and move on.
................ True, the mayor has to deal with issues brought up by the public, but to be fair THAT IS HIS JOB! He not only volunteered for it, he actively fought to become Mayor. I, and others in Bradford was a witness to that. He wanted to become Mayor badly.
The people have a right to hold him responsible for things under his control.
"People complaining about things" is what a democracy is all about .... or else move to North Korea if you want a government that can't be criticized! He is not a mayor in North Korea! He is in the USA and in this country we have a God given right, even a duty to air our grievances.
AND if you remember correctly, Tom himself was not bashful about "airing his grievances" with a government or a mayor before he became one!
Personally I would not want that responsibility for that little money, but he chose to endure that. Not once, but twice!
I've talked to an awful lot of citizens in this town who are very unhappy about where Bradford is headed. We can't sit on our hands, or "sit down and shut up" because the mayor only earns $5000 per year. That is not our problem. I'm all for paying him much, much more!
"Be happy with that and move on.", no, you move to North Korea where you belong!