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Monday, February 27, 2006

A Positive Move Forward?

A Positive Move Forward?

Many would be surprised to hear me say that the recent happenings in our city government have caused a positive move forward for our city. Positive, you say, she must be demented! It is my contention that the idiocy that we have witnessed has brought forth our citizens to stand up and pay attention. Now it is February, a time for council to lay low and go home early. But not this year, the citizens demand their say. From the oldest man to the youngest child, we have come forth, one by one. Speaking on issues such as violence, drug dealing, Eddyside Pool, the street sweeper, landlord licensing, and more. Our citizens are coming in numbers and will continue to make each and every leader of our city accountable. Yes, I say, a positive move forward.

Why would our Mayor refuse to answer a citizen who is concerned about the drug dealers at a neighborhood convenience store? Maybe because he was preparing a speech on the new logo which came to fruition through an unethical process? I don’t know, I’m just asking!

Why would council vote to buy a new, very expensive, street sweeper without a written comprehensive plan for street cleaning? I don’t know, I’m just asking.

Why are the gangs taking over our City, dealing drugs, shooting and killing one another? Why don’t we know the answers behind the death of Easton Police Officer Jesse Sollmon? Why does the City of Easton have the highest municipality taxes in Northampton County? I don’t know, I’m just asking!

These are the questions that we want answered. We will not forget, the questions will not go away, and neither will we. Yes, when we continue to expect answers and expect ethical accountability, it is a positive move forward for our city.

Your neighbor,
Just Asking

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