Posted Online: Feb. 07, 2013, 2:35 pm

Letter: Mayor, council show why Rock Island is so rock solid

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Is Rock Island an oasis of fiscal sanity in the land of the lost (Illinois) or what?
The table had been set by the previous administration and now Mayor Dennis Pauley, the City Council and new city manager Thomas Thomas are marching forward.

Super Wal-Mart! New grocery stores and now a major land purchase for development of more retail sales and sales tax to capitalize on the wildly successful Jumer's Casino! WOW! Talk about vision and follow through. ROCK Solid Rock Island indeed!

And in the interest of full disclosure, yes I am extremely proud that my wife, 6th Ward Ald. Joy Viren Murphy is fully involved and engaged in this process and all the excitement and the march forward for Rock Island. It has been a long time coming! Great job, everyone!

I am asking all Rock Islanders to please get out and vote to re-elect Mayor Pauley and all of the city council members running for reelection so they can continue the march forward. Very proud!

Joe Murphy,
Rock Island