One important element that was missing form the two op-eds regarding district elections is the representation and accountability afforded to the neighborhoods. Now, members of the community will know who to go to with their concerns and be able to hold them responsible if matters are not addressed.

Also, I hope that ethnicity is not a factor in any representation, as was suggested. I believe we have moved beyond that. Our communities are diverse, and share the same concerns. We want a representative who looks out for our interests as well as the city’s as a whole.

Tim Donnelly


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Tommy Tee

They do it for school boards to be sure each school is adequately represented. What's wrong with the same for neighborhoods?

Patrick Henry

I would like some of these folks who want district elections to state what it is they want that the others within their city don't want. Usually comes down to money and power. If people in a city can't seem find their own city hall and don't get out of their own part of town, they are the ones with the problem. District Elections is the quickest way to divide a city.

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