Letters to the Editor

Mayor’s response to Assemi is off target

How did Mayor Ashley Swearingen miss the whole point of Darius Assemi’s May 22 Valley Voices commentary?

This was an ideal opportunity for her to address the qualities we should be looking for in our next mayor, based on her knowledge and experiences in office. It’s disappointing that she made it all about her instead of Fresno in her response to Mr. Assemi in the May 29 edition of The Bee.

Genuine confidence is conveyed only when leaders have the capacity to listen when others share their perspectives and experiences, particularly when they don’t agree.

Susan Wittrup, Fresno

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