As a property owner in Payson, I have followed with considerable interest the activities and statements of the mayor, Ken Murphy. My reaction to his performances has turned from surprise and dismay to downright disgust. The good people of Payson did elect this man as their mayor, so barring a recall (unlikely), they are probably stuck with him until next election. There is absolutely no chance he would do the respectful thing and resign.
But, about elections: there is a saying: "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." I hope everyone remembers that saying when Murphy comes up for re-election.
Wayne Walter, La Quinta, Calif.