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Outgoing councilor not content with status quo | Letters | Oct. 14

Recent economic events have revealed a new long-term financial landscape for planning how we spend taxpayer money for our city’s budget. I feel compelled to point out how our leadership on City Council is part of the critical phase we presently face for the upcoming election; whether or not we are content with the status quo.

Certain council candidates have impressed me with their grasp of government issues along with a professional demeanor that indicates they are willing to make the changes necessary for a sustainable government.

At-Large: Steve Bonkowski’s international business background offers a pragmatic influence for future operations and finance policy decisions.

Central Ward: Dave Ward has been a voice for keeping the assets of our community secure and affordable. He’s shown an ability to sift through the fog of city public works issues while bringing clarity for our citizens

South Ward: Sarah Blossom offers island-born-and-raised sensitivity with a very common sense approach about how we manage land use on our island.

North Ward: Melanie Keenan couples knowledge of city finances with a professionally active role in our region’s water management and farming policies.

I strongly encourage voters to consider these candidates who bring a fresh, new perspective as we seek a more affordable, sustainable basis for our island’s future.

Bill Knobloch

City Council member

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