To the Editor:
I am so happy that Darlene Stern has taken up the challenge of replacing Lora Petso on the City Council. I well remember eight years ago when my good friend Peggy Pritchard Olson, after years of frustration with Lora, decided that she herself was the right person to do the job. Peggy often spoke about how Lora did not understand what a City Council member is supposed to do, citing often her annual NO vote on the budget because it always contained a couple of things that she did not like. Peggy liked to remind us that a councilmember participates in give and take to get the best budget possible, although it might not be 100 percent to your liking. While Peggy will be hard to replace, we have found the right person in Darlene Stern. I think Peggy is up there cheering Darlene on.