This should be published in a special insert in the next few days:
What is the city's biggest challenge, and how, if elected, would you tackle it?
The biggest challenge I see for Gibsonville (and other towns/cities) is the heavy-handed micromanagement by the NC Legislature. They’ve passed laws severely limiting local control, from blocking ordinances that protect citizens from toxic pollution to doing away with fees towns can levy on businesses operating there. The General Assembly has also added new sales taxes on automobile repairs and other previously untaxed services, but neither Alamance nor Guilford County will receive a penny of those revenues, due to population size. Our citizens will pay the taxes, but won’t see any of the benefits they’re paying for. It’s wrong, and local government officials need to stand up to Raleigh and stop this assault on their ability to serve local citizens. If elected, I will gladly join a delegation and do that, because there’s another Legislative Session starting in just a few months, and I fear there’s more meddling in local affairs on the agenda.
I believe it was Abraham Lincoln who said, "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." ;) More bloviating below the fold: