Editor’s Note: The following letter to the editor was submitted by Minnetonka City Councilman Dick Allendorf.
I wholeheartedly endorse John Gunyou for Three Rivers Park Commissioner.
I have first hand knowledge of John’s forward thinking, financially responsible leadership when he was City Manager in Minnetonka.
John foresaw the financial crisis which was bearing down on all of us well before the crisis began. He devised and implemented a plan to realign department functions within the City, share expenses with other government entities where appropriate, and bring expenses in line with projected revenues. It is due to his foresight that our citizens weren’t faced with either reduced City services or inordinately large tax increases once the recession was evident. Our taxpayers are better off today because of the decisions which John made well before the slowdown in our economy.
That’s the kind of responsible financial thinking which I want in my Three Rivers Park Commission. That’s why I can wholeheartedly endorse John Gunyou for the position of Three Rivers Park Commissioner.