There’s a popular phrase around here, perhaps you’ve heard it, “That just won’t work around here.” It seems that just about everybody on or affiliated with the current crop of leadership in Bellevue have made that their leadership philosphy. With few exceptions, namely Kathy Coder and Mark Helbling, every time a new idea or suggestion is offered them, they respond, “That just won’t work around here.”
The same group of people have been in legislative power for years and years in Bellevue. It’s time to put away the backwards thinking that says “NO!” to every new idea. It’s your turn to decide which new candidates will be best to take Bellevue in a better direction!
An overwhelming majority of Bellevue residents ‘spoke with their vote’ in May! They made it clear that they want a new direction. The following is a short list of what residents have communicated to LiB over the last 18 months – a “wish list” of sorts for the leaders of our new council majority.
-Fresh ideas, creative methods for accomplishing tasks.
-Openness to modern communication, conversations, and social media (done PROPERLY!)
-A long term plan, something tangible that the public can access and look at.
-Willingness to put the proper people in the proper positions to get things done.
-Willingness to get behind the organizations that are working on bettering this town, it’s business district, and the overall quality of life for the residents.
-Inviting innovative suggestions, and taking help when it’s offered.
-Refrain from micro-managing and focus on the job of legislating.
-Teamwork! Legislators that can truly work as a team, putting personal agendas aside.
-Road Trips! Take a very close look at what other successful towns are doing to achieve progress, revitalization, and prosperity.
-Town Hall Meetings – we need to start having them! A place for residents to give their feedback/suggestions.
-Legislators that are visible in the community, frequenting businesses and promoting the borough.
-Losing the “that won’t work here” attitude and starting a “we need to make this happen” attitude.
-Facilitating businesses, seeking out new entrepreneurs, and making it possible for Bellevue to prosper!
These are just a few reasons that new blood can mean a new direction for our borough! Get out and vote on Tuesday, November 5th!