The folks brave enough to place their name on the ballot for the upcoming city municipal election should realize this year’s contest is different than all the others that have come before.
With the casino and hotel contributing so much to the economic well being and stability of the city, close attention must be paid to the future, and how exactly the casino and hotel will either do the right thing, or be told what to do by a city government with a backbone.
What is at stake this time around is the city’s financial future more so than ever before.
The new city council and school committee will be forced to step up to the plate with their own thoughts and beliefs about what direction this city should head in.
Their independence will be more important to the city than ever before.
This is a very important election coming up. Everyone running should take heed.