Posted by Meghann Coughlan on Saturday, October 22, 2011
Answering questionnaires, media phone calls, meeting with people in the community. It takes time. I'm just grateful that I have that time to give... and I'm grateful that you all have come to my site to give me a chance to let you know what I'm about.
I'll be signing the Taxpayer Pledge Monday morning. I really love this idea and encourage all candidates to sign. Transparency is vital when it comes to public service. We all deserve to know exactly where our tax dollars are going. To take the pledge one step further, if elected I intend to keep a blog going - (although probably on another site with a more user-friendly comment system), where I would keep you all updated to what is happening at city hall. Additionally, I'd include a section where I would disclose all of my expenses - although, I hope to keep those down to a minimum. I do it in my day-to-day life with my own money... it's only right to extend that courtesy to your money.
I've added three new tabs: Media, Initiatives & Events. Media links you to interviews and questions I've answered in our local papers, Initiatives lists some of the ideas I'd like to implement and Events lets you know what's going on & where I'll be. I invite all of you to come to as many events as you can... meet the candidates, ask us questions, look us in the eye and judge our sincerity.
It's 9:30 pm. I'm going to head downstairs and watch a movie with my kids. They've been amazingly supportive of the amount of work I've been doing this week. I think we all need some down time. If you come to an event you just might be lucky enough to meet them, too. They're brilliant.