On Oct. 6, the Osceola Town Council once again failed to uphold their duty to protect the “public health, safety, and welfare” of their constituents, which Councilman Wallis has publicly stated is the primary role of the council. By rezoning a property to allow for an event center to be opened in a residential neighborhood, they endanger the community of families living near 2075 120th Avenue. Liquor licenses and mass late-night gatherings are not compatible with families trying to raise their children in a safe and secure environment. If Mr. Schmidt or Mr. Whittaker had a similar proposal on a property adjacent to their own, they would have voted No. They betray the community in their dereliction of duty. This is not good government.