I would like to thank citizens of the City of Salida for the honor of being their Mayor for the past four years.
As my final term comes to a close, the belief that our form of government does allow one to make a difference at a local level remains. I feel that democracy is a fragile thing, and only with an engaged and informed electorate can we maintain the ideals stated by our founding fathers. I, once again, urge everyone to pay attention to your government and find a way to be involved.
My thanks to the members of City Council. They were willing to disagree and still seek solutions. My special thanks to every employee of the City. You are the reason Salida serves its residents so well.