On Monday, Council Member Laura Bentley withdrew from the District 2 City Council Election, citing serious health issues with a family member. I wish Laura and her family all the best as they deal with a difficult family situation.
With Laura’s departure from the District 2 race, that leaves the District 1 Council seat as the only contested election in Milton. And it is the District 1 race where the debate over Milton’s future will occur. (I have looked over the candidate websites and Facebook pages and will provide some preliminary observations in future posts.) However, it would be beneficial to citizens if candidates in uncontested races continued to “campaign.” Particularly for those members new to Council, Jan Jacobus and Juliette Johnson, it is important that citizens get to know them and understand their stances. A series of “Get to Know Your New City Council Members” meet-and-listen events, perhaps including soon-to-be-Mayor Jamison, would set a new and positive tone for 2022 City Council, which will be seating three new members—a turnover of Council seats never seen in Milton’s 15-year history (if memory serves).
At the blog, I will continue to provide a (chronological) account of my experience in Milton politics at the page About My Involvement in Milton Politics. You can click on the following link to go directly to that page. Today, I have posted another installment of my account.
About My Involvement in Milton Politics
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