Maybe change the council?

To the Editor:
I appreciate what the members of the Lebanon City Council do, but I am becoming a little concerned about the apparent power struggle that is developing between the council and the Mayor.

I am not a current citizen of Lebanon and live in Murfreesboro now but have followed the local papers since I joined the Marine Corps in 1971 and still consider Lebanon my hometown.

Why is it that the council members appear to be so against anything the Mayor recommends? Is it not his obligation to seek out opportunities to make improvements? Does he need to ask the council before he pursues any possible opportunities? Why is it that the council members think that the Mayor is incompetent? I would think that the citizens of Lebanon elected him because they felt a need for change.

Maybe the council is the next place for change.

Ed Bennett