By Bill Thomas Sr.
November 17, 2006
I always try to demonstrate my respect for the good efforts by our local citizens for the time and for the energy they put into their responsibility of representing their constituency. I know the demands and expectations of such a responsibility. The comments from Ms. Otte certainly are worthy of respect and thank you for your good effort.
I appreciate your commitment to that of the results of the findings of the commission. However, I made no accusations. My point was an observation of the change in how balloting is presented in this case. You have to admit, it is quite different than anyone has seen around here. My expression are not that of some body else's negative opinion. I am fortunate to be an independent thinker and at times, I'm inspired to share my thoughts and opinions regardless the forum. My point or position on this matter is not new and I've made it known ever since the effort to unify, consolidate or whatever phrase may make a duck look like a horse.
At least part of our two governments have demonstrated a severe lack of vision and fiscal responsibility. And that specifically refers to the $25 million we had for emergency funds. Who benefited from that? and How?
I appreciate and respect the time you took to respond to my last comments. However, unless I missed something, your mention of specific cost saving remain hypothetical at best at this point.
My question remains, and I ask for specific answers:
My position remains the same. I may be the only NO vote. But that's how democracy is supposed to work.
I encourage those of you that may have thrown your ballot away because you didn't understand what was happening to pick up a ballot at the City or borough offices and let your vote count. I accept the results of any election although I may not agree with the outcome.
Bill Thomas Sr.
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