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Arnold mayor doesn't care

| Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, 9:00 p.m.

I have been trying to clean up Arnold for two years and thought I was making progress. I know one person can't do everything. I planted flowers at Riverside and cleaned it up — something that hasn't been done in 15 years.

I would think the people of this community would appreciate a job well done. Instead, they've ripped out the sunflowers, irises and other flowers. I give up. My husband (Councilman Bill Charlton) and I spent our own money to do this. But people don't care; they stick garbage, needles and live ammunition in the planters.

Mayor Karen Peconi Biricocchi doesn't see what's going on outside of the police department. She's pushing a police dog we can't afford down our throats. I guess she doesn't care if Arnold is a pigsty. Our mayor is supposed to run council meetings but she's too busy playing on her phone.

After giving everything I have to this city, Peconi Biricocchi has banned me from the city garage, claiming it's a liability issue. Everything is a liability issue. I call it retaliation.

I volunteered to sign a waiver but nobody has asked me to do so.

Standing up for what is right is not a good thing for this city. We're expected to keep our mouths shut. That is not me. I will continue to speak my mind. That is my right under the U.S. Constitution.

Melissa Charlton

Arnold

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