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Senator Marilyn Rasmussen is holding a Town Hall Forum in Yelm this afternoon,
Saturday, April 7 at the Yelm Middle School from 3pm – 4:30pm.

We have seen our state legislators & Congressional Representative here at least twice a year every year for these open-to-the-public meetings.
Yet, we have not seen ANY kind of Town Hall Forum or Public Meeting from Mayor Ron Harding to engage with his electorate in the year and a quarter since talking office.

Wazzup with that?

Don’t you find that odd?

AND, would this Mayor & City Council so boldly step out for their town, it’s people and the future with out-of-the-box ideas like this?

“New Paltz [New York] village residents will see their property taxes slashed by fifteen percent under the 2007-2008 budget proposed by Mayor Jason West. And yet, services will continue at their current high level and the village infrastructure continue the steady improvement that has marked the last four years. I have been able to craft a budget that not only continues delivering high quality of life, but allows village residents to reduce their tax bill, said West. This is the result of four years of sound fiscal management and this budget maintains my commitment to a strong financial foundation the village can continue to build upon.

West said the budget allows the village to continue making progress improving efficiency and services, use smart planning to alleviate long standing infrastructure issues, and move forward with a commitment to environmental policies that are steadily moving the village toward a more sustainable footing,” quoting the Green Party of New York State.

[Ed. Note: this story caught my eye as I went skiing near New Paltz when I lived in NYC in 1985.]

Posted by Steve on April 7, 2007 at 6:15 am | Permalink

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