Looking for ‘the real Mark Taylor’

To the editor:

Will the real Mark Taylor please stand up? How can a person talk about the need to fix streets and the importance of the Local Option Sales and Service Tax (LOSST) and then publicly criticize projects like Fifth Avenue South, which has brought in several new businesses that add to our tax base and increase the revenue we receive through LOSST? He opposes the downtown realignment project that can be done with a majority of the funds coming from state and federal grants, so that the taxpayers of Fort Dodge will eventually have to replace those streets and pay for the whole thing. Again, I ask will the real Mark Taylor please stand up? On second thought, please just sit down.

Cameron Nelson

Fort Dodge