City Council has shown a complete disregard for what many members of the community care about. They’ve made their decisions based on what benefits their friends.
They ignore us. They taunt us. The refuse to engage in meaningful dialogue.
The mayor dismissed Dr. Rick Bonart from the City Plan Commission because of Dr. Bonart’s support of the petition to save lost dog. Former County Judge Veronica Escobar refused to reappoint Dr. Max Grossman and Mr. Bernie Sargent to the County Historical Commission because they opposed locating the arena in Duranguito.
In one of his first moves after being elected, Mayor Dee Margo drastically limited the amount of time that City Council would listen to members of the community.
The easiest thing to do is not care. Pop the top on another beer, watch teevee, and pay the property tax increases that City Council is feeding us.
That’s the easy thing to do.
Or we can fight back. We can show up to City Council meetings and tell them what we think. How we feel.
We can vote. We can get our neighbors to vote. We can let our neighbors know that they don’t have to sit by in silence. We can let them know that they have a choice.
We can take our city back.
It might not be easy. It might not be quick. We didn’t start drowning in this cesspool overnight, and we’re not going to crawl out of it in one election.
But one election is a start.