Letter: Two Sides To Every Story

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but there are two sides to every story. For those of you who don’t attend the Loxahatchee Groves Town Council meetings or the Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District meetings, let me just say that both those boards put up with a lot of destructive negativity from the same residents who show up and continue to look for ways to constantly criticize both boards’ actions at every turn. It’s really a wonder how the boards get anything done for this community. People have a right to have their concerns heard, however, be constructive, not destructive. Everything takes time and has a process.

The college that these same people fought against will benefit all the students and adults who would like to attend and will be a wonderful asset to the community, saving students and parents gas money and wear and tear on their vehicles. Students who might not have had an opportunity to go to college will even be able to ride a bike there. At present, our 18-year-old students are driving home 23+ miles in the dark after getting out of class from the other campuses.

The same negative people who continue to criticize at the meetings go out and find candidates to run against the existing board members. Are those the kind of people you want making decisions for you? They bash good people and try to discredit them.

Don’t listen to them. Go to a meeting. Meet Ryan Liang and Ron Jarriel. You will soon see that they both have the best interest of the Loxahatchee Groves residents at heart. They have served on and been part of a productive council; a council that is getting things done. They care about everyone in Loxahatchee Groves. That’s why they were elected in the first place. Whether you own a nursery, have horses, any other livestock, have property or are calling Loxahatchee Groves your home, Ron and Ryan are the two best candidates to vote for on March 10, and they are who I will support for re-election.

Marianne Miles, Loxahatchee Groves