I feel our mayor is really trying to do a good job, the progress slowed in 2008, I have worked with the mayor on putting new business in and never had a problem to speak of . I feel Mr. James Amos sometimes gets a bad rap he is heading up the new program trying to get business leaders to meet and get different ideas And try to restart the economy again. I feel one of our biggest obstacles we face today is trying to get Not only outside people to take a better view of our city, but for us who live here to think positive, and stop downgrading ourselves. Believe me there are worse places to live other than our town. I bet the residence of Edwardsville in Glen Carbon don't go around telling everyone how terrible their town o I bet the residence of Edwardsville in Glen Carbon don't go around telling everyone how terrible their town is all the time. We need to attract young homeowners and try to make our elderly residents feel safe. This would reduce our rental property in our town which by the way is at about 62% that would help dramatically. Nap time, and I doubt that Mr. Amos would do any better job if we paid him minimum wage.