We are all taxpayers with a different opinion. Some choose to live in a backward mentality and then, there are the rest, forward thinking residents. The June ballot will mandate our choice. There are two choices. Can we afford to err on this critical decision for our town? One wrong move could see us back in the stone ages with a type of government which has been obsolete here since the sixties. Our population demands that we not go back to anything less than what a small city needs to provide its residents. Our budget cost reflects our residential number. Our infrastructure mandates fiscal responsibility and provides our people commodities that other smaller towns, who surround us, are unwilling to extend to its people. We just do not compare. In fact, they look to us. We are the headquarters for many establishments. It's simple, we need services and services cost us. We need creditable people to maintain our municipal government. Our government type is right for us and offers us a format to discuss issues. We can and do choose our council members.
Is it any wonder that some will go to any length to become elected in this town, (city), having run previously and lost? Some seeking election, have previously tried to sue their own town, have the nerve to be placed on the election ballot, once again.
The fact is, if they want change, they can have it by simply moving to one of the little towns, who offer little or nothing for their tax dollar. That's really what they are seeking, isn't it? Or, maybe it's power, as they know what is best for us.
Some people just don't know when they have it good. Apathy, and negative attitudes have been blamed for the downfall of many good intitutions. Let it not be ours.
5 weeks ago