The city must move forward in a transparent way, taking citizens along for the ride.
Even with three weeks of testimony, we still don’t know all of what transpired when council members considered and approved the settlement during a handful of closed sessions.
Without citizen involvement, strides for transparency are made in vain.
Residents are the only ones that can hold their elected officials accountable. And there will be a chance Nov. 5 to voice your opinion. With so many issues facing this city, there’s no excuse for residents to sit idly by, and not cast a vote in the coming weeks.
Make sure the next City Council will move forward in a transparent, accountable way. You are entrusting them with our city.
The city’s progress will be the ultimate judge of how well our leaders have done.