I thought the comments by letter writer Joe Willis on March 29 were spot on. I also agree with Charles Kennedy's comment about letter writer Jim Walters, I would like to take that a step further: I don't think Walters really exists. Just think about all of the hatred and messed-up stuff he says all of the time. I believe this is a made-up character by the Belleville News-Democrat to create a dialogue with its readers. If he truly exists. maybe the News-Democrat can do a little article on him and display his picture so we may further understand him and his motives.
Couple of points: I also believe there should be a two-term limit on all elected positions in the city. Why not take City Hall and put it in the Meredith Home building and let the police station expand into that area, or move part of the police station into the Meredith building or rebuild the old YMCA and either put City Hall or the Police Department over there.
No reason to keep giving away premium real estate sites to other people and then turn around and say the city needs more space.