A few weeks ago, I pointed out that Mayor Don Schonhardt's new slogan for Hilliard -- "Real People, Real Possibilities" -- seemed to benefit him by having a developer represented by Glen Dugger take a personal interest in annexing his house into Hilliard and getting special concessions to enhance his property.

To the Editor:

A few weeks ago, I pointed out that Mayor Don Schonhardt's new slogan for Hilliard -- "Real People, Real Possibilities" -- seemed to benefit him by having a developer represented by Glen Dugger take a personal interest in annexing his house into Hilliard and getting special concessions to enhance his property.

Now Dugger's clients are benefiting, along with the mayor as he owns property within 150 feet, from the emergency approval of a TIF and the city pushing through the Landmark Lofts development.

Now comes another city official, Tracy Bradford, who apparently feels she knows the "right people" by refusing to take the Breathalyzer and go to trial on an OVI charge much like former Franklin County Republican Chairman Michael Colley did with no conviction. He was a real person with real possibilities who knew the right people.

I commend the Hilliard police for their fair and unbiased handling of the Bradford case, just as they did mine more than 20 years ago. As a resident of Hilliard who did not know the "right people," and like almost all law-abiding citizens, I admitted guilt and took the Breathalyzer.

Since Scotts and Huntington can now refuse employment for smoking at home, I believe that we should require all employees of Hilliard should be required to take a Breathalyzer or face termination, but should not be terminated for the OVI itself, as we are all human.

I am disgusted with public officials believing that the laws do not apply to them, but only to the "real people" who pay their salaries.

Bradford should plead no contest, go to Maryhaven, gain some knowledge, pay higher insurance premiums and return as a more compassionate law director.

Kerry J. Kay
Hilliard