Niagara Gazette — I think that many people would agree that Steed is not up for the fight for his county, city or caucus if he could not even fight for his own constituent.
We know how things went when he demonstrated his fighting spirit when the Office of the Aging closed the Chat ‘n Chew lunch program at St. John’s AME Church, the only such facility that was in his district.
From his apparent belief that landlords do not deserve to receive the rent money that taxpayers give to them through their tenants who receive TANF grants, and through his support of those who have kept the Niagara Community Center closed for all of these years, one has to wonder if Steed really understands his job as a county legislator.
Steed needs to understand that his county job is not like his city job as a community liaison for the city’s police department, whereas his duties seem to be little more than to glad-hand groups and individuals who already respect the police department, such as myself.
As a legislator, it is important that Steed knows that he is required to stand for a district whose members have obviously received very little respect in the past.
Whether Allen was right or wrong, she deserved much more from Steed. It is evident that she did not get it.
Steed’s constituents deserve much more from him, too, and most of them are all still waiting for it. They may have to wait a very long time for it.Contact Ken Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.