Politics as it could be, should be

On this past Tuesday night, Feb. 24, attendees of the Central Street Neighbors Association aldermanic forum were treated to a demonstration of the better side of politics. In one hour and 45 minutes, six candidates for the two open  positions in the 6th and 7th wards fielded approximately 18 questions each, after first answering another 18 questions on a CSNA questionnaire.

Thank You to Central Street Neighbors Association

I wanted to extend a personal thank you to the Central Street Neighbors Association and its leadership for last night's Aldermanic Forum.

My decision to become a candidate for Alderman in the 6th Ward was largely based on a desire to strengthen and deepen involvement on a community level.  It was a hope to bring fresh perspectives into our conversations...and bring a new attitude to encourage productive exchanges. As with all conversations, the requirement is respectful engagement from all parties so that they can be useful and productive. 

Adequate Fire water in the downtown and 708 Church project

I think the public needs some answers out our staff and the city council members.
The water department wants millions to replace the aging water piple, claiming we may  not have adeqate fire water supply in the system. They want to increase water bills over 40% over the next few years.
So what will be the situation when the 708 Church project is built? I am not talking about fire fighters but if a fire occurs will the supply of water be adequate to fight the fire?

Upcoming Events for Christopher Hart, 6th Ward Ald. Candidate

We would like to invite you and your family to come by and meet Chris, a candidate for Alderman in our 6th Ward, on Thursday, March 5 or March 12, 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

Capital Planning - saying one thing and doing something else!

It appears the council will now be holding a special meeting next week - on "water and sewer rate,capital and Revenue Opportunites" - after their illegal meeting held at the water plant on Feb 12th which the public could not attend. It appears to me the council members and city staff may have met in private to discussion what water and sewer increases they should approve and how they can justify it to the public since they had the tour of the plant.


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