local elections

On the campaign trail with Small-Town Steve

And no, I'm not going to put "Small-Town Steve" on my yard signs, and I really haven't gone very far along said campaign trail. But I thought it would be a good exercise (for me at least) to explore some of the ideas that drove me to file for office and have dominated my thoughts since then. Don't really have any local dragons to slay or threads of corruption to unravel, so some of you may find this a little boring. But when you get right down to it, where you live is pretty dang important, right? I believe that local government should be more than just a collector of taxes and provider of services. It should also strive to improve the quality of life for all its citizens. The former is formulaic, but the latter requires vision and understanding, traits that seem to be rare these days. Let's talk about that:

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