Councilman Martin Howrylak said that he could save it. Now he has no plan and points fingers every which way.
He wrote in the letter below, "It takes the vision and leadership of a hardworking city council and city manager to make tough budgetary decisions to ensure the continued operation of all functions of the city. It is what we have been elected to do."
Yet, when I ask his army of defenders why he's not spending every spare minute (and I believe he has quite a few to spare) finding the money he assures folks the city has for the library (how does he know if HE can't find it?), his defenders say, "Boo hoo, he is at the city manager's mercy and can't do a single thing on his own."
Then I ask, why do people believe in Martin Howrylak?
- He can't think outside the box.
- He can't make good on his promises.
- He has no ideas.
- He has no plans.
- He isn't scouring the books and bringing up brilliant ideas.
- He isn't showing us where the money is he claims exists.
- He can't save the library.
- We will have no library in 112 days.
- He lied.
And at Monday's council meeting, when he says those big bad council people are all to blame, remember the lies in this letter he sent out (below) a week before the election over Proposal 1, which would have saved the library. He claimed that the one-sentence Kempen Initiative, which was not worth the paper on which it was printed, was a great plan.
He was wrong.
In 112 days, I say we put a sign on our former library -
The Martin F. Howrylak Memorial Library