Friday, 06 April 2012 00:00
I thank all who voted in the recent Village of East Hills trustees election. Prior to my involvement, village board seats have gone to unopposed incumbents with under 100 residents casting votes. It was therefore encouraging to see so many residents exercise their right to be heard.
The closeness of the results clearly indicates that the Unity Party was not handed a mandate. The Unity Party’s status quo message of “Stay Great” did not resonate with many residents and, indeed, was found to be offensive by some.
The true message here from hundreds of residents is that they are concerned about the board’s transparency, communications and lack of independent decision-making. We, therefore, must all remain involved.
To my many supporters, I urge you to attend board meetings, submit ideas and otherwise become knowledgeable about what is actually going on. The more informed we are as residents, the more likely that we can contribute to effectuating positive change.
Once again, thank you for your support.