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Polk only councilman to 'truly represent' citizens

Posted: July 5, 2011 4:00 p.m.
Updated: July 6, 2011 5:00 a.m.

I am somewhat puzzled over Martin Cahn’s newspaper's accounting of city council meetings. I am particularly confused by the detailing of Mr. Polk's emotions and body language during the meetings. Are all eyes, including the reporter’s, on Mr. Polk, because he is the only one who is responding to the outrage? The recent attempt to abolish the commissions is quite revealing. Mr. Partin questioned Mr.Polk's concerns and accused him of advocating larger government. In my view, Mr. Polk was defending a democratic government! Not to allow the people on these commissions the right to respond to their elimination is an abomination, a denial of basic courtesy, at least. If anyone knew Mr. Polk, they would know he is a caring and concerned citizen who chose to take this abuse of both council (and press!) to follow his own conscience and do his civic duty. Shame on you! Next time, when you report on council meetings, try presenting Mr. Polk’s views more fairly and more respectfully. I believe, as do the quiet majority, that he is the only councilman who truly represents the people of Camden.

 (The writer, who grew up in Camden, returned here to raise her children from 1978 to 2002 and still maintains Camden ties, is the sister-in-law of Camden City Councilman Willard Polk.)


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