Be a well-informed voter come November 8 2011 some suggestions to all of us:
1. Contact the people you trust:
If there is someone who you trust to give you the facts, than touch base with them. That could be an employee of the city, a council member and Yes if you trust the Mayor to give you the facts then by all means call him and ask.
2. Understand where the money is going:
Find out how the money is going to be spent in what departments.
3. Does this have to go up for a vote to the voters to rescind the Headlee Override or does it just run out?
I think we should know how this ends or does it just go on and on..
4. Know if you can afford this or not:
Take a look at the numbers that Councilwoman Horvath put up sit down and ask yourself if you can afford the Headlee Override. Only you can know the answer to that question.
5. Get all the information you can:
If the information is going to be given to us in a timely manner, than it is up to us to be at those town hall meetings, or read the reports if any the administration will be giving. It is up to each and every one of us to understand what is at stake.
6. Put your personal feelings to the side:(Note To Self)
Cast your vote based on the information not on how you feel about the Mayor, the Council or some who work for the city.
These are just what I have come up with so far, if there are more I will put them up. Understand you are responsible to get the information if it is forthcoming.. I will do my best to put up what I find out here and I hope that council members will continue to come here and use this blog as a way of informing the voters.