Editorial: Take it easy while taking the issues inMemorial Day is past us, so it must be summer. It sure feels like it as we’ve had one of the warmest springs in history along the North Shore.
Memorial Day is past us, so it must be summer. It sure feels like it as we’ve had one of the warmest springs in history along the North Shore.
Time to kick back, take it easy, live the life of a tourist in a place so many people drive so many miles to get to.
Not so fast, Riley.
We’ve got some work to do.
Hard as it may be, we need to stay on top of a few issues while we sail off into a sunset with a cool drink.
We beg readers to stay on top of school issues as we head into the summer break. There are still meetings you can attend about the four-day week and the school board still has to make some budget considerations into future.
Attend a meeting. Write a letter to the community through this page. Read your newspaper.
When you look at it outside of the glare of the failed levy vote, a four-day school week will likely be the most significant change in the history of the school district. Not even the change from horse-run school buses to motorized ones compares.
And check your calendar. There is a very important election this fall but some work has to be done at the Aug. 10 primary to winnow the election field. This is true up top, in the gubernatorial race, as well on the local level, like the district judge race that has filled with eight candidates.
Stay on top of the candidates and the issues and ask them to talk on a level that shows impacts in your back yard. Don’t accept cable TV news sound bites that could be played in Anywhere, USA. Ask for the guts of the issues and expect nothing less.
We hope you can read a lot about who is running by reading this page. We’ve opened the page to candidates and are in the process of contacting them about our “introductory” offer.
Let this page be a guide for you as well. If you don’t see a candidate here laying out the issues, they either don’t care about Lake County or do not have the capacity to write. Either one would likely make your election choice simpler.
So take it easy as summer settles in but don’t forget the extraordinary public events that are coming our way.