To the Editor:
I was relieved when three members of our Village Council decided not to run for another term, hoping that we would finally see a change from the consistent voting bloc and divisiveness that has occurred for the past four years within the Council. Now we have six new candidates, but three are already calling themselves “a team”. Should we be encouraged to vote for them and endure another 4 years of sniping within our council? Are we continuing the pattern of “our side vs. theirs?”
I am voting for Jeffrey Voigt, Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh, and Ramon M. Hache. They are NOT a team, but rather will exercise independent judgement always in the best interest of Village residents. They probably will not agree on every issue, but they are dedicated to community engagement that allows residents a voice in their future. And most critically, these candidates share the concerns of many Village residents that growth and progress be balanced with preserving the character, size and scale of our Village.
The election is May 10…every vote makes a difference!