Anyone who knows me understands that I am a conservative Republican, and I have never voted for Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird. However, as a 30-year board-certified public health physician, I urge the Lincoln city government to take all necessary steps to fend off the ridiculous recall effort sponsored by “LNK Recall,” which sounds like a group of spoiled children claiming “... an assault on the citizens and ‘good life’ of Lincoln” ("Group begins recall effort," Oct. 27).
In particular, as I have watched the COVID-19 drama unfold in Lincoln and around the world, I have been impressed by the professionalism and attention to duty shown by Pat Lopez and the members of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and Lincoln City Council. Ms. Lopez’s appointment to a permanent position was long overdue, and at the appropriate time, her efforts and understanding of the COVID disease process probably deserve a pay raise.
To emphasize the point, in my opinion, the mayor and City Council members and Ms. Lopez are acting as responsible adults in a difficult time.
And to reemphasize the point, my wife and I (both in our 70s) do enjoy “the good life” of Lincoln by going out to restaurants with friends and neighbors on a regular basis. We wear masks in public and social distance when inside, and we enjoy ourselves. “LNK Recall” is apparently incapable of understanding this simple concept.