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Article posted: 7/7/2013 5:00 AM

Sister cities is about sharing goodwill

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I read your recent front-page article regarding a recent vote in the Elgin City Council. The illustrious group that constitutes the council actually voted on whether to fund an upcoming visit by representatives of their "sister city," Cauquenes, Chile.

I live in Elgin, though after reading this article I find it hard to admit it. To the council's credit they did approve the $3,800 funding. But one wonders why a vote was even necessary? Especially after the good people of Cauquenes whined and dined Elgin's finest when they visited their city.


If Elgin really finds it necessary to vote on the "sister city" project, then why not simply cast a ballot on the proposition, "Do we really want to be a part of this program?" If the answer is "yes," then at least have the conviction to follow the traditions that are a part of this international sharing of goodwill.

What is the point of nickel and diming our "friends" to the south? That is a classless act perpetrated by mindless individuals.

Bob Ory


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