(Re: Suggestion for Zinkin, April 30). Oro Valley Councilman Zinkin is once again fodder for some “upright” resident who can’t accept the fact that even with additional time and the effort of a few people working for the councilman’s recall, not enough people signed the petition. Most ignored it because it had no substance behind it. Zinkin was elected to do what he is doing—asking questions regarding expenditures not only of the police department but for all programs that too many of the other council members automatically rubber-stamp. Asking questions and expecting a clear explanation from our elected/appointed administrators is a part of the democracy our country is built on.
I am as proud as the writer that Oro Valley was named one of the safest towns in Arizona but no chief administrator of any department deserves carte-blanche expenditures with no accounting. I’ve never read nor heard of Zinkin denigrating our police; to question is not to be misinterpreted as criticism.
Let’s move on to more important issues.
Allen J. Pastryk, Oro Valley