What We Are About...
NOTE: I wrote the following as a comment on the previous posting.
As I wrote, I realized it is past time for "Concerned Citizens for Democracy" to make a clear statement about our objectives. The things we are advocating for are the same things that most other folks say they want for New Albany as well. We want a growing, prosperous, city where the quality of life is good for the majority of its citizens. Fairness, truthfulness, honesty, and integrity, are the traits we are expecting from the City administration. These are things we advocate FOR.
We are not going to waste our time and energy in senseless battles over differenences of opinions. Everyone has an opinion and everyone is entitled to theirs. We are not going to endorse or partake in any boycott's of businesses. Such negative behavior is adverse to our goal. If small business owners are making it in New Albany, ya gotta give them credit. That can't be an easy task in This city.
Read on with the knowledge that our purpose is to make things better, to work towards progress, to get our financial feet on the ground, and to ferret out corruption and inpropriety.
Let me state again what I feel our position is, or ought to be.
First, we are NOT against progress. We want progress in our city as much as anyone else.
We are not AGAINST anything but corruption.
What we are doing here is advcating FOR, accountability, truth, cutting unessential "perks" from the budget before we shut down city services, an accurate audit, a capable leadership, good decision making, and a political body that actually cares about what's best for the common citizen of New Albany.
I will not support any boycott's or otherwise bring hardship on any other citizens of New Albany. We are all having quite a time of it already.
In fact I think I will use this as the beginning of the next posting.The last thing we need is to polarize the populous of the City. I believe that the majority of folks all want the same thing in the end. A good City.
Surely no one wants wasteful spending ($700+ for car mats?), or more bad decisions (David White, Eddie Hancock, etc.), or fund shuffeling (sanitation & sewage), or back room deals (ID), and unanswered questions.
Concerned Citizens for Democracy is a group of people who want to protect the future progress of our city. We are not an adversarial group of political wanna-be's. Nothing could be further from the truth. But, we will insist that our political representatives be honorable, respectable, and trustworthy. And above all else, be true stewards for the public that elected them.
Progress and growth are indeed accessible for New Albany and its citizens.