Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Supervisor Responds to Blog Comments
My blog is breaking new ground today. A supervisor has responded publicly to a comment in one of my blog posts. I think it is great! For background, read the blog I wrote earlier today. It’s a lengthy one. A regular here, Gramps, made some pointed comments. Gramps basically said Supervisor Hap Connors wants "all things" for the budget.
Connors responded today. I would love if all supervisors commented here. They could help me engage their residents. They could add to the blog, clear up their positions, and even commend me!!!! OK, I am asking too much.
Anyway, I thought his response warranted a new blog so that all could read what he said:
"I do not want "all things." I made it very clear that my priorities match those of the people, who want us to fund education, public safety, and transportation solutions – and yes, I think we need to shore up social services. That is what the people have said year after year, and that is what I will fight for. This county has put off investments in roads and the courthouse area too long, and the costs have risen substantially. Putting them off longer only increases the costs, which will only take a bigger bite out of your wallet. So, investing in them now, I argue, is a forward looking vision that is also fiscally responsible. Yes, I do have more than a dollar store vision for this county – as do most of the new generation of people living here."
Does Mr. Connors make good points, gramps? Do you follow what he is saying? Gramps, how did you vote on the 2005 bond referedum?