Granby mayor doesn’t know difference between personal attack and criticism of policy
February 21, 2008
To the Editor:
It’s clear that Granby Mayor Ted Wang wouldn’t know a personal attack from a flying burrito. See his column in the Feb. 19 Sky-Hi Daily News.
In my letter of last week I attacked his proposed policy of banning pawnshops and tattoo parlors from downtown Granby. My attack of his policy has clearly struck a chord with many people in the Granby area.
I think it’s enlightening, however, to see that he considers a challenge of his idea as an attack upon himself. This has been a trend at meetings run by Mayor Wang in the past.
In many instances when a person dares to contradict a statement or idea of Wang’s, he reacts as if it was a personal attack upon him. At those times his demeanor suggests defensiveness and arrogance that creates an atmosphere of fear and confrontation at meetings that should really be geared toward compromise and resolution.
If people care to interpret that as a personal attack on Mayor Wang well, then, so be it. I see it as an attack upon his style. Either way, I stand by it.