The voters of the city of Tracy have a right to decide who will be sitting on the City Council. The City Council should not be making that decision for the voters.
Who do they think they are? Here they go again, out of control and ignoring the voters. We should have a special election no matter what the cost and do this correctly. What happens if they pick someone who will perhaps vote in the manner they want and not in the way the voters would have wanted?
They’re in a position to vote for a personal favorite if they do this. I feel it necessary to remind the City Council and the mayor they work for the voters, and not the reverse. Voters in this city need to stand up and let them know we are watching, and if necessary we can vote them back out.
• Editor’s note: The City Council unanimously decided Dec. 18 that a seat vacated by Bob Elliott will be filled via appointment. The council is scheduled to discuss the matter at a Jan. 15 meeting.