Duluth News Tribune
David Ross (President of the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce)
In their defense, we believe they have noble intentions. They are kind, sensitive and caring individuals. Their campaign literature states that they “want to represent all Duluthians, no matter our age, race, gender, class, occupation and political affiliation.” Duluth City Councilors Em Westerlund and Gary Anderson are, and do, all of these things. Unfortunately, if unchallenged and unchecked, they may soon become one more thing — job killers.
A few months ago, they led the charge to have the Duluth City Council add a discretionary, imprudent roadblock to PolyMet Mining’s rightfully onerous and demanding mining application and approval process. Fortunately, more balanced members of the Duluth City Council voted down their misguided initiative.