First the city manager goes, then the Director of our EMS, and now the untimely loss of a former Council member.
Coupled with these setbacks is the loss of Hattie's, the relocation of Classic Autos to Streetsboro, and missing the boat for ArHaus Furniture headquarters soon to be built in Boston Heights.
Recently both the School Board and Council have appointed replacements for resigning or retiring members. Now don't get me wrong, these persons may be able and enthusiastic, but are they cut from the same cloth? Do they represent more of the same … rubber stampers. Give the school system what it wants … a new stadium, a new field house with Loge to boot, and a TV Studio with the latest equipment and technology. Aren't our home football games using the sideline cameras to be closer to the action on the field? Is instant replay in the not too distant future?
It seems long past time that we had a competitive election. No more appointments to maintain the status-quo, or elevation of like-minded persons who will vote the party line. We need more contrarians on the school board, and on council. The voice of the people protesting increased taxes, service rates and decisions about our long-term future deserves more airing than a few coffees, some open-to-public meetings, or meet-your council person sessions. Where are our skeptics, doubters, curmudgeons to add to our debates -- bike trails for our infrequent peddlers, dog parks for our friendly poopers, and dogs to police the geese on our golf course?
We need some able bodies. When will you run for office?
Don Flower, Hudson