|Letter: City Vehicles Should Not Be Used for Personal/Political Reasons|
|Letter to the Editor, |
04:00PM / Tuesday, October 08, 2019
To the Editor:
On Sept. 17, 2019, was the preliminary election in Pittsfield for mayoral candidates and wards. My wife and I attended an after-election gala for mayoral candidate Melissa Mazzeo to support her vision for the city of Pittsfield.
What was confusing to my wife and I as we were leaving was seeing a city of Pittsfield vehicle at the gathering. This was a black Ford with the city's emblems on the doors and blue state plates. We were confused why a city vehicle would be there after hours of work at a private party. As taxpayers, city vehicles should not be used outside of work nor for personal use. We were dumbfounded seeing this, especially at a political after-election event gathering.
Hard-working citizens should not see their tax dollars being abused in a case like this. We both are very appalled that any candidate would allow this type of abuse or unwillingly turn a blind eye. This sends us a now blurred vision of the mayoral candidate's true plans of the city's future and the taxpayers. My wife and I want a true leader for the people and working class of the city of Pittsfield. This should not be taken lightly as the future of Pittsfield rides on our mayor and council.
John and Mary Palmer