Friday, June 1, 2007

Election Season Debates

Do they affect the outcome of local elections? Who knows. One thing I can say with confidence is that Wednesday's 2nd Ward City Council candidates debate, sponsored by the Crescent Ave Neighborhood Association, was issues oriented. That is a big plus for Plainfield. My compliments to my two opponents and most of all to the audience of 60 residents, who provided intelligent questions to the candidates.

Meaningful input from residents on public safety, taxes, development and other important topics is the force that makes local government more effective. I want to acknowledge the efforts of Maria Pellum, from the Crescent Ave neighborhood association, who is working hard to increase the lines of communication between city hall and Plainfield citizens.

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