I attended last night's council meeting, and, as I was leaving, I overheard Bill Wentzlaff's comment regarding his presentation at the meeting. "I feel like I just got kicked in the ....s." I was disheartened and feel the need to comment. Many people find public speaking difficult, especially when you know what you are presenting might not be well received. Bill stood before the council, made a thought-out, respectful presentation, had a petition with over 300 like-minded people's signatures, and a dozen or so like-minded people in the audience. When he finished, he stood there waiting for some response like anyone would. What he got was the fish-eye from the council throughout his presentation, then a "Next" from the mayor like he had just placed an order at the fast food joint. There was no appreciation shown for his time spent, willingness to speak out at the meeting, or willingness to participate in THE PROCESS! They didn't have to agree with him, but they sure could have said something! What does Bill represent to me? A future volunteer, leader, possible family man, and taxpayer. What has the council probably inspired in him? Apathy, anger, and maybe a desire to move to a community where his efforts might be appreciated. What do I hope the council inspired in Bill? The desire to run in the next City Council election!