Letter to the Editor: Town Board Expansion – The Representation Referendum
Monday, November 7, 2011
by David Metz
We in New Castle are living in a closed-end, one-party political system. As the party in power has gained confidence, it has displayed a procedural arrogance that is unhealthy. Minority ideas seldom get a fair hearing.
Recent New Castle NOW issues are loaded with Town Board sycophantic commentary against one of the most democratic proposals ever offered in our town. Town Board expansion will give all residents an opportunity to take positions on issues. It is a magnificent opportunity for Millwood, Kisco Park, River Woods, West End, Bedford Corners, Yeshiva, Stanwood, Whippoorwill and Rolling Fields residents to have representation on the Town Board. Our board should hold geographic and demographic significance, not political party control.
Let’s give all the constituents of our town a voice in town affairs by approving the Representation Referendum – an election of the Town Board by Election District.
And, it is a great defense against one-party government.
See NCNOW’s archived materials on the subject of the referendum, arranged chronologically (newest to oldest), in Collected articles & letters to the editor on the Nov. 8 referendum to change to a ward system.
To find previous letters to the editor on the candidates and the issues, click on our Letters to the Editor page.