Tuesday, February 28, 2006

What Are Your Priorities For Laurel?

In a previous post, I argued that council members have a limited amount time to devote to new initiatives.

Laurel has lots of important issues, difficult problems and good ideas for council candidates to work on when they are elected. Most of us can easily rattle off a top ten list of our most important at the drop of a campaign contribution check.

We have over 20,000 people in Laurel. Over 12,000 are registered to vote. There are countless opinions about council priorities. This is what makes city elections so interesting. If we all thought the same thing, we might as well not have elections at all. Just let everyone serve until they get tired and then find another like mind to replace them. Efficient but darn boring.

But thankfully we don't all think alike and I believe we are the better for it.

So in the spirit of helping our brave municipal campaigners learn what we the citizens think, I offer you my 1st Laurel City Issues Survey.

Please take a moment to take the survey. It should take you less than three minutes. You can only vote once from each computer. You will not be asked any personally identifying information.

I came up with 30 or so issues for your consideration but you will have an opportunity to write in your own as well. I'll leave the survey open until the weekend before the election.

Click here to complete the survey. I'll be posting the results periodically.

Thanks for participating and please remember to vote on Monday, March 20th at the Phelps Center on Montgomery Street.

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