What does it mean when in every contested race for the Freeport City Council the voters rejected the incumbents? The answer is simple. The citizens of Freeport do not like the present direction of the City, and they want the new council members to be a positive force for change. Mayor Gitz has had a “rubber stamp council.” The present Council was incapable of constructive criticism of the Mayor’s policies, and blindly followed the Mayor’s lead. For Freeport to move forward, the Council must actively promote policies which will help Freeport.
In the meantime, watch the old Council in action on April 20, 2015 at 524 W. Stephenson Street, 3rd floor. If you have Comcast Cable, go to channel 17. Let’s just hope no action will be taken at the meeting by this lame duck council that will adversely affect Freeport. That’s probably too much to hope for!