The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 3, 2014

Your View: Financing personal vendetta

JOPLIN, Mo. — To paraphrase an old saying: Bad things happen when good people do nothing.

Joplin has lost the best city manager it ever had because we, the people, failed to take action the first time an attempt was made to fire him.

We should have immediately started a recall action on all five Joplin City Council members involved in that attempt.

Now we are left with an $82,000 bill that financed this personal vendetta.

The irony in all this is that those who set out to do their worst to Mark Rohr have actually helped him along in his chosen profession.

He’s going to a much bigger city, probably a much bigger salary, and that council (in League City, Texas) is 100 percent behind him.

He is free of the machinations of a spiteful few.

We did nothing to stop this from happening.

The least we can do is vote two of them out in April.

Dianne Slater


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