Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

I moved to Independence in the mid-1980s. Fast-forward to today, I’m 66, retired and slowing down a bit. My tiny home on Stone Road is wonderful, but becoming more than I care to take care of at this point in my life. The mayor and city proposed to finally build some affordable housing on the 18 acres it has purchased from the church. This will allow older residents to remain here, in a quiet setting close to Brecksville Road and all of the city’s amenities. We are blessed with our local and national parks. 

Some residents see things differently. It is still a free republic and we all can voice any opinion of ours. I do not remember it being acceptable to lie, slander and speak for others without receiving their permission first. Parading junky old trucks in the center of town and spreading false information is shameful. You should be ashamed of yourselves. I attended the meetings of Stone Road residents and listened, while most just yelled and tried to get only their voice heard. I’m sad and disappointed in these residents. I have voted in every election since 1975 and will continue to as long as possible. It is my privilege and right. Thank you mayor, council, and all the people behind the scenes who are never told you are doing a great job in a tough situation and do it for our lovely city of Independence.

Thomas Dedo

Stone Road ∞