Many of the same commentary that has been found here, just repeated across the different blog sites. These are both in forum style and are in real-time whereas, this site has screened responses (called, moderation) according to the “rules of civility” found on another page here.
To review, the city council election has three incumbents and 5 challenging candidates for 3 slots on council. This is a 4-year position. The new council will be sworn in at the December meeting of the City Council.
How this election impacts the citizens of Belmont:
- Planning & Zoning concerns are on the table with a need for teeth in the regulations and ordinances
- Strategic Growth Planning is crucial to a patterned response to the needs of the existing community, which includes roads, water, utilities, etc.
- Quality of Life issues such as parks, workforce housing, and recreation are focal points
- The other issues that always present themselves, such as jobs, taxes, etc.
The Belmont Banner published a special on-line page, which surprised us here on the Front Porch. The BannerNews website must be in development stages… anyway, we are glad that this page was set up to be viewed by the public. Please review that page as well.
Encourage our neighbors and friends to get out on Tuesday to vote. With the paving project going on along Central Avenue, some people may be discouraged by the traffic issues in the morning or later in the day. Plan out your Tuesday to take time to vote.
Pictures of the Challenger Candidates:
Pictures of the Incumbents standing for Reelection:
YOUR CHOICE – YOUR FUTURE