In a message dated 6/2/08 12:05:58 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
So, you would like the town to spend the $ for a special election when if
she waits until with 90 days of the Sept primary, it can cost nothing
In a message dated 6/2/08 2:01:02 PM, Amherst AC writes:
My understanding is it will still cost money even if it is placed on the September primary ballot but just not as much as the 12-K for a stand alone election. Yes, I would much prefer it be done on the September primary ballot. But, either way: she needs to step down as of June 10'th.
In a message dated 6/3/08 9:42:11 AM, email@example.com writes:
It will be a loss to the Town no matter when she steps down as she
has served the longest and remembers the background for issues that the rest of us do not have institutional memory about. That recall of issues can save us money and time.
In a message dated 6/3/08 10:12:05 AM, Amherst AC writes:
My institutional memory goes back twenty-five years. My family's goes back five generations. Her 8 years is but a drop in the bucket.
In a message dated 6/3/08 10:54:17 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
But you haven't served on the SB during the last 8 years which is
what I was referring to. Serving sharpens one's memory about related
issues. And I have lived here since 1964.
In a message dated 6/3/08 11:07:15 AM, Amherst AC writes:
Then you can always call Bryan Harvey who served forever. The landscape is littered with folks around who have served on the SB (Judy Brooks, God forbid--Harry Brooks--or Carl Seppala, etc) who would probably be open to giving advice if asked.
What you need to now consider is the image and credibility of this office to which you have ever so recently been elected.
In a message dated 6/3/08 11:38:20 AM, email@example.com writes:
I know many of the former SB members. But having someone there
while we discuss issues who brings forward relevant info from the past is very different from my calling up someone and asking. Sometimes it is not clear what questions should be asked until Anne brings up an important point.
In a message dated 6/3/08 12:56:38 PM, Amherst AC writes:
Well then I guess you will just miss her when she's gone. But get used to it--because she will be gone with the wind very soon now.