Sunday, May 08, 2005

Election Results

Our May 7th election is over. The face of the City council will be much different, and we will still elect our chief.

I expect the new Council to do 2 things. First, I expect the water rate issue to be re-addressed. Both Charlotte Farmer and Emilio Perez Jimenez had expressed opposition to the current rate hike. It will be interesting to see their follow thru on this issue.

Next, I hope the Council starts a City Charter and Ordinance review process. The problems that were identified before the election are just the tip of the iceberg. We can't change the charter for two years, but that is not a long time to get this process underway.

Public safety needs to be a major focus of this review process. People have shown they will not support poorly thought out, thrown together last minute solutions for one of the most important functions a city has. Any changes to Public safety in the future must be done right.

These are my thoughts, what are yours.

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