Paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson in his first inaugural address, “the purpose of our democratic republic is to ensure that the majority rules.” In a record-setting turnout, the people, by an overwhelming margin helped to make it possible for MC’s government to finally be “OF the people,” controlled “BY the people,” and governed ultimately “FOR [the MAJORITY of] the people.”
For more than a year the mayor & council-majority have ignored, shut out, patronized, and ridiculed anyone who dared challenge their decisions. They believed that they knew what was in the best interest of the people, despite the fact that they only concerned themselves with what was in their own best interest.
For bringing to light their egregious actions and deceptive rhetoric, they attempted to marginalize, vilify, and castigate me.
Yet the people saw through the deception, which is why we now find ourselves holding a solid majority on the city council.
It is now our turn to steward the public trust and demonstrate how to govern by a compass!
This means that transparency in government will no longer be measured by meeting the minimum legal standards imposed by the state, but by actively communicating to citizens in ways that help ensure that they are fully informed by the full facts and whole truth.
June 14, 2016 is the first official meeting of our new city council where we must now make good on promises made during the campaign to ensure that the majority of MC citizens will finally rule!