Many thanks to to all who came out to the preparatory meeting last night, those who could not make it but plan to be present this evening – and YOU!
As as we were reminded last night, meetings such as this offer your best opportunity to fix the widely unpopular budget problems BEFORE taking on expense of a referendum.
So many people are, understandably, conflicted about voting in public. The fact that the last budget passed a public show of hands, but fell to a secret ballot is cause for concern. So, please, turn out and make or support a motion for WRITTEN ballots tonight!
Everyone should feel free to vote their conscience without fear of repercussions, regardless of their position, and secret, written ballots may better reflect the priorities of the community.