Monday, February 19, 2007

Meet Your Candidates!

On thursday March 1, 2007 the Uptown Neighborhood Association is hosting a "Meet Your Candidates" event.

We are inviting all of those folks who have registered to run the the May 2007 Municipal Primary Election for New Albany. So far all we have contacted, save one, has indicated they will attend.

We will have tables set up around the perimenter of the room with placards in front of each candidate with their name and the office they are seeking.

We are inviting the public , other neighborhood groups, as well as our own members to come by and discuss with the candidates individually whatever is on their minds concerning New Albany's future.

The Uptown Neighborhood Association is neither endorsing nor sponsering any particular candidate for any particular office. We are doing this solely to give the public a chance to meet those seeking office personally and for the seekers to hear what is on the voters minds up close.

The meeting begins at 7:00PM and light refreshments will be served. So come join us and bring your best questions to pose to the candidates.

My bad! The meeting will be held in the basement of the Silver Street United Methodist Church.
It is located right behind the Swifty Gas Station at the corner of Spring & Silver Streets.

Boy that would have been a disaster were it not for my competent sidekicks proof reading for me.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Thanks Randy!!!

My hat's off to Randy Smith for his article (the first in a series) in yesterday's Tribune letters offering.

I found it to be well thought out, well said, and right on target.

It says volumns to me about our political field of registered and yet to be registered candidates when none of them save Steve Price, has yet to take a public stance on any of the numerous issues New Albany faces as this election cycle approaches. Albeit I disagree with CM Price's premise, he is nontheless stating his position. If any others have, I regret to say I missed it.

Yet Mr. Smith comes forward with a platform of ideas that are a part of everyday conversation of any who are paying attention to our current conditions in this city.

For this he will surely be chagrined by many for daring to do so. In fact on one blogsite he already has.

However I applaude him for his offering to the conversation and look forward to the remainder of the series.

Bravo Randy! Keep 'em coming!!