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Editor’s Note; I’ll let you all know immediately if I get a phone call from the city of Goodyear…..

By Christopher Lovett

Dear Fellow Goodyear Residents.  I suggest you follow my example and send the following email to Georgia, the rest of GY city hall, and the local news media.

From: Christopher Lovett
Date: Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 3:45 PM
Subject: City Manager
To: georgia.lord@goodyearaz.gov
Cc: gggirl@fastq.com, joe.pizzillo@goodyearaz.gov, sheri.lauritano@goodyearaz.gov, joanne.osborne@goodyearaz.gov, wally.campbell@goodyearaz.gov, gary.gelzer@goodyearaz.gov, william.stipp@goodyearaz.gov, howardsgoodyearblog@gmail.com, jennifer.dokes@arizonarepublic.com, editor@westvalleyview.com, edna.trevizo@arizonarepublic.com

Ms. Georgia Lord, Mayor,City of Goodyear

190 N Litchfield Road

Goodyear, AZ 85338

Dear Madam Mayor:

I am writing to ask you to support, as an interim step, subject to a final candidate selection, the placement of Goodyear Citizen Howard D. Brodbeck as City Manager effective April 1, 2012.

I know this may come as a shock, given Howard’s direct and explicit challenges of the previous City Manager and Staff and of previous and current Council.    Which is why he is the most obvious candidate for the position, he does and will not back down, he can’t be bought, he will develop a strategic plan toward fiscal security for the taxpayers of our City, and he will challenge every expenditure no matter how small. If you recall, he served the city well during the CBC process.

As the leader of our city, now is the time to put aside any personal or political feelings you may have towards Howard and recognize, that regardless of the manner of getting his point across, he does have the city’s interest at heart and I believe he will serve the City of Goodyear well.

The City is coming into budget season, we know how those approvals have gone in the past, let Howard help you and Council understand why the budget process is important and how to “manage” our city’s limited resources and maximize the investments and assets in place today during this next FY.

I am sure you are thinking, NO, never in a million years and that would be a sad emotional response and I believe short sighted.   You need a manager that has no ties to government, is not afraid to say no and is not dependant on the job to meet day to day living requirements; Howard is a successful, retired business executive and does not need to work and earn a living to support his family.   You have nothing to lose and the city has a lot to gain from Howard’s tenacity and no nonsense fiscal responsibility.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Chris
Christopher Lovett
Goodyear AZ

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2 Responses

  1. Howard,

    We’ll work on your grammar.

    ‘Editor’s Note; I’ll let you all know immediately if I get a phone call from the city of Goodyear…..”Hello, Georgia. I would love to be City Manager and proud to serve the citizens of Goodyear.’

  2. Very Funny!

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