MUSKEGON, MI – Nearly 50 business leaders in Muskegon have called upon the city commission to end “unproductive nitpicking and bickering,” some of which they say has been directed at staff who have been embroiled in a coronavirus gift card controversy.
The statement, read at the end of the city commission’s meeting earlier this week, praises Muskegon City Manager Frank Peterson and his staff for moving the city forward “in ways that we have not seen in this community for the previous two or more decades.”
The statement, which was signed and read by Jeff Musselman, was co-signed by 48 other private sector leaders. Musselman described the group as a “large coalition…growing concerned about what we see as unnecessary and unproductive nitpicking and bickering among the city commission.”
That behavior, aimed at one another and at staff, could “hinder” the city’s progress “if it is not recognized for what it