Sunday, December 9, 2012

"On Your Side" Resumes

By Terry E. Cohen, Council President

The substantial work load of the Salisbury City Council over the last year suspended our work on this site. In addition to tending to the real business of the City, time and energy have been drawn away to deal with media circuses and unnecessary complications to getting work done. Nonetheless, we were still able to work on and move forward with numerous issues, from the Wastewater Treatment Plant, election redistricting and reapportionment, the Onley-Bateman intersection and the River's Edge project to a host of others.

However, it has become clear the posts need to resume. In today's Daily Times, I have an op-ed appearing in answer to last Sunday's (December 2) article and op-ed concerning policy disagreements within our City government. Instead of focusing on the substance of the differing viewpoints, the newspaper again focused on emotions and personalities.

As I note in my op-ed, there were too many misleading statements and inaccuracies to address in the limited space the newspaper allows me once a month - in one day alone, the Daily Times was able to devote at 2.5 times as much word count to the discussion as I'm allowed for a month.

Therefore, stay tuned today and throughout the week for corrections of the record and discussion of the issues based on their merits.

Thank you for reading and, as always, feel free to contact us with your questions, comments, concerns and ideas.