- Ada, Oklahoma


August 24, 2011

Letter to the Editor

Ada —  

Mayor ready

to move on


Editor, The Ada News

It has come to my attention some in this community feel that I haven’t addressed the beautification committee meeting of March 24, 2011. On July 17, Vice Mayor Layton published a letter in The Ada News on behalf of all five city councilmen because I was out of the state throughout most of July.  I consulted with Mr. Layton by telephone on the content of that letter, as did the other councilmen, before it was published.  Councilman Nemecek chose to publish an additional letter on the same day because he was mayor during the  beautification committee meeting of concern and he and I were invited guests  at that meeting.

We cannot control the comments of anyone at any meeting. However, as noted in our July 17 letter, the city accepts responsibility in providing the forum where those comments occur.  This has been a painful situation for the entire city, but Ada is a strong and caring community for everyone. We can take the lessons learned from this incident and become even stronger and more sensitive to the feelings of all. I stand willing to meet with any individual or group at any time to discuss this issue or any other issue that can make Ada a better place to live.


Dick Scalf



Who really pays

all of the taxes?


Editor, Ada News

Tax the rich, the wealthy, the corporations. Let them pay most of the taxes, as they have the money. There are problems with this. The main one being is they own all the companies.

Poor and middle class do not own companies. The rich, wealthy and corporations only pay taxes with what we spend with them. They do not go into their wealth to pay taxes. Since they own the companies, they set the price and include their taxes as just another expense.

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