MASON CITY – A public forum was held at the Mason City council meeting Tuesday night.
All three speakers ripped the council and Mayor Eric Bookmeyer for allowing Robin Anderson to destroy a flower bed to install red dice in Central Park.
Matt Marquardt criticized the council and mayor for congratulating themselves and the North Iowa Corridor for moving businesses around inside Mason City and calling it economic development. Marquardt asked Mayor Eric Bookmeyer if he could live on a $9.50 per hour job. Marquardt also pointed out that there are at least 13 vacant storefronts in Southbridge Mall and nearly that many in the immediate downtown area.