Letter to the Editor: Reading the Mayor's Mail is an Essential Practice
Former Troy Mayor Jeanne Stine voices concern with Mayor Janice Daniels' request for city staff to not read her mail.
As a former mayor of Troy, I couldn’t help but be concerned when I read that our mayor ordered city staff not to open her mail, especially since her leading banner was to work for transparency.
During my tenure I was more than relieved to have my mail reviewed by staff, as most often it was time sensitive material. This practice by staff allowed for expeditious management of needs and requests in the best interests of businesses and residents of Troy.
City staff attends to the day-to-day business of the city and, consequently, opening City Council mail allows for those essential day-to-day needs to be met in a timely fashion.
Perhaps, after careful consideration, the mayor will realize the value of this past practice and return to it.
Jeanne M. Stine
Troy, MI 48084