Wow! I knew the rhetoric was heated at the state and federal level, but I naively expected more civility within our community. I do believe that people of good will can disagree, and that you should have healthy discussion, and yes even disagreement, to get to better decisions and good government. But I also believe that you can disagree without being disagreeable, without resorting to name calling, and without unfounded accusations. Recent discussion about the sanitation fund and decisions surrounding it may prove me wrong.
Because I want to ensure that you have accurate information, I want to outline the decision-making process used to suspend the Spring and Fall trash pick-ups. Much time and effort was spent from May to September 2009 analyzing the budget projections for 2010. All departments made severe cuts to their budgets. Employees sacrificed.