Questions about preparing for growth in Elgin Posted in: Opinions I am writing in response to Mr. Mattis’ letter of August 25. I have a few questions. Before starting on any of these projects, did you ask any of the citizenry if we wanted them? Did you ask if we, the citizens, wanted to live in a city instead of a town? Have you considered all the ramifications of the planned rapid growth? How do you plan to repay the $33,695,000 debt that now exists for Elgin? I know my budget does not include covering the $2,785 personal share of that debt. That $2,785 debt is shared by every man, woman,PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!