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.

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 councilmandavis2@yahoo.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.