I am disappointed to see that the current village of Riverside Board of Trustees has to waste precious time passing a resolution supporting abortion rights, and I am even more disappointed that the Landmark had to make it a front-page news story (“Riverside urges state to make Illinois abortion sanctuary”) in the Aug. 10 issue. 

I did not elect trustees to issue opinions that may not reflect the beliefs of Riverside citizens. My strong belief is that the role of the Riverside board is to hire and fire the village manager, affirm the hiring of the police and fire chief, now the director of public safety, approve the village budget, insure that the infrastructure of the village is serving the citizens’ needs.

In other words, stick to issues within the boundaries of our village. Drifting into national politics and issues makes me wonder if the village board is forgetting its mission.

John Scully, Riverside