It's official! Geoff Schroeder and Rich Urquidi beat out Alain Issac for the two at-large seats on the Mountain Home City Council. As the local newspaper seemed to indicate, we [the people] win no matter who gets elected for these city council seats? http://www.mountainhomenews.com/blogs/kellyeveritt/entry/55574/
Seems like just yesterday the Mountain Home News, which is our local newspaper was saying we need new blood on the City Council. Oh...that might have been said in 2011 when I was running for a council seat and I was new blood. But they didn't endorse me for some reason. And 2 years later, the same folks are saying the old blood is a sure winner for everybody?
Embarrassing but only about
- Mountain Home and Elmore County can again boast women have been purged from the Council/Commissioner ranks.
- About the same amount/percentage of people voted in this election than volunteered to be infected with Hepatitis B at a recent gathering at a prison in Aleppo, Syria as reported by CNN. Impressive!
- This was the first time in the history modern politics where the total number of candidate campaign signs could be counted on 2 hands and one foot (15 if that was too complex for you).
- Their agenda? How about a candidate platform? Or “what you got up your sleeve for the next 4 years” while helping govern the City of Mountain Home? A website explaining any of this? Nah...who needs any of that type of communication.
It all boils down to this! The total amount of communication between candidates and the electorate was about 1.5 hours in a small meeting room at the library on an evening in mid-October. I call that a big win for the people, don't you?
Mayor Issac Right Now or in 2 Years
The current lame duck Mayor, Tom Rist, has said he will not be running again, leaving his leather bound chair up for grabs in 2015. Well, why not just appoint outgoing Mountain Home City Councilperson Alain Issac as the next future Mayor. We'd save time, energy and the money it cost to hold an election.
I'm serious about this. It's become abundantly clear we the people think we will be the big winners just because the local newspaper says so. And for the record, I think Alain would make a very good elected Mayor if the 43 people voting in the next election agree.
This is my Life Off Interstate 84 in Mountain Home, Idaho