LETTERS: Trust Bjerke to keep promise of cutting spending
We have known Terry Bjerke for more than 30 years. During this time, we have come to appreciate his desire for facts and figures concerning decision-making--both privately and publically.
We have known Terry Bjerke for more than 30 years. During this time, we have come to appreciate his desire for facts and figures concerning decision-making-both privately and publically.
Bjerke spends hours researching data that will help him make the best decision on city issues. I would guess that no other council person would equal those hours. Some council members seem irritated because Bjerke presents numbers and data when discussing going forward on some issue concerning the city. Shouldn't they all want all the facts before making a decision for Grand Forks residents?
There is no doubt that Bjerke is a conservative; for most Herald readers, that is nothing new. The great thing about that is he adamantly feels that government should not spend taxpayers' money foolishly.
If Herald readers have listened to any debate or any discussion with the council, they know that Bjerke likes to prioritize projects, plans and other needs of the city. It is the same way people might prioritize their own personal spending. After all, if you cannot afford a new car or a new house, you do not buy it. Why do people balk at this idea when it comes to government spending? We all know whose money government spends, right?
If Grand Forks residents are tired of taxes going up and spending in places that aren't a priority, they should vote for Bjerke. It will be great to see four years of reduced spending.
Joe and Susan Belcourt