Development expert treated shabbily


I was sorry to see the negative reception John Shields received from our commissioners when he presented the city plan ("Commissioners vent at development consultant," City Ink, Jan. 30). He and his company, Shieldsdesign, have done outstanding work for our city, and he deserved better.

I and other concerned citizens have been attending planning meetings over the past year and have yet to see our commissioners or the mayor show up. I guess they were too busy using the cell phones and gas cards we are paying for.

Thomas R. Swift