Remember what I said about the dismaying apathy around my lovely Lake Herman when it comes to political matters?
Well, we may have shaken some activism loose. The Lake Herman Sanitary District budget process was a success, drawing a dozen residents to participate by calling, writing, or showing up at the two (not on, but two!) meetings we held to discuss and set the budget. A dozen may not sound like much to you, but in a neighborhood with maybe just a couple hundred registered voters, that's like having 250 people show up at a Madison City Commission meeting (if only!).
You can read the press release on the process at the district website; suffice it to say I'm pleased that citizens took the time to say what they want this humble little branch of their local government to do.
Now, if we could just get someone to run for that vacant seat...
Let States Decide? -
18 hours ago