Former Ontario mayor LeRoy Cammack has submitted a letter of interest requesting to take over the mayor position for the duration of the existing term, left vacant when Joe Dominick resigned in February. Cammack stated in his letter he had no intention of running for another term after completing this one.

Cammack stated a number of his qualifications in his letter, including eight years as mayor, experience in on City Council and in other leadership positions, honesty and an “agenda” that is simply to do what is best for the city and its citizens.

Choosing a mayor has proven to be a point of contention time and time again for City Council. The council has held many votes over how to proceed with the vacancy, all of which resulted in 3-3 ties between members of the divided council.

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Anonymous Commenter
Anonymous Commenter

I would like to see the council take on a larger base and incorporate each position being tied to a district. (North, South, East, West) Four seats tied to the four corners of Ontario, one seat that represents the business district, and one to incorporate the rural Ontario community, with the mayors position being at large. The policies effect not only the citizens of Ontario but also our rural community. I also believe rural residents should be able to vote on certain topics like major policies and also candidates. Furthermore, I think there should only be at most 2 businessmen on the council, one possibly being the Mayor. Most importantly, developers have no business being on the public works committee.

-Jeff T

Toehead
Toehead

. Anonymous Poster at 149 PM is correct. Businessmen on council have devastated our community and the last Mayor oversaw the biggest setback Ontario had in recent history. We may have been on our way to being a community like 149 pm mentioned but the impeached one made sure that was not going to happen[wink]

Anonymous Commenter
Anonymous Commenter

Sales Tax is exactly what this city needs. Businessmen on the city council have ruined this place for the last four or five years. Riley, Dan, and Jackson are just trying to make it even worse. Just imagine what the city could look like with an extra 3 million in the budget. We could finally have a green belt, much nicer parks, Aquatic center, and Oh my wouldn't it be nice to have some infrastructure in place in the Urban Growth so we could attract some new business to the area? 56 states in America have sales tax of 5% or more and they do just fine!

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Big Mule
Big Mule

It amazes me that anyone would want to serve with this city council after the stunts they have pulled. But if anyone can straighten out this mess, Leroy Cammack can. At least he is honest and not self serving. My hat is off to Mr. Cammack for wanting to straighten out this embarrassing situation.

Anonymous Commenter
Anonymous Commenter

Leroy was the last leader to occupy that middle chair . Viva Leroy!

JPD
JPD

This just continues to be fun... With Mr. Cammack we revert back 12 years, and expect the council to discuss imposing a sales tax. With that Hill person, we revert back to an entire good ole boy take over. Ahhh Ontario, when will you learn? Recall best option.

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