Davis wants to hear your questions
Sunday, July 14, 2013 10:00 PM
I will assume that Tim Timmons has a lot of change lying around, as he weekly gives us his two cents. For the most part, it's usually a nice read.
Billy Davis is a Crawfordsville City Council Representative from Ward 2. His column is part of a series of columns that appear in The Paper of Montgomery County on Mondays from public officials.
It seems to me, however, that we need more answers to questions that are on our minds. Now then, as I campaigned for a City Council seat, I made some promises. Communication, cooperation and leadership were those promises. Some days, I find myself thinking that I should have promised to tear down the old hospital or build an overpass over the Market street railroad crossing. Those may have been easier promises to keep.
I have learned that elected officials need to make themselves more available, even when it effects time with family and friends. I've spent the first year and a half of elected office on the streets of Crawfordsville, most often working side by side with city employees, all to show my commitment to this community. I walk the streets, stopping along the way to speak with concerned citizens. I take my scooter on rides through Crawfordsville's Ward 2, just to see what's going on.
We certainly live in a unique city. Being elected to public office is unique as well. I'll never claim to have all of the answers to the questions that I am asked. I will say that I do know how to find them and who to speak to. To be successful in elected office, you have to be surrounded by a good team. We certainly have that here in Crawfordsville.
Communication is my biggest commitment and the reason that I chose to write this article. Is anyone wondering the same things that I am? Do you have a question that you want to be answered? What is going on with the property at the corner of Washington and Pike? Is there a new business moving to town? Is the Starbucks rumor true? What's the Mayor's favorite food? Which Council member is a barber? Well, here is your opportunity. I am making myself available through The Paper of Montgomery County to answer your questions, to get you the inside scoop of City government. Simply email me with your questions at email@example.com and I will get you an answer, and I'll try to get Tim Timmons to squeeze them in somewhere. See you on the streets.