Mark your calendars! Willard–August 18. Amherst–August 19. New London–August 25. LaGrange–August 26. Grafton–September 3. State Rep Terry Boose (R-58) will be conducting town hall meetings in these communities on these dates.
Plan to attend! There needs to be dialogue between voters and elected officials, and this is a prime opportunity. Boose’s 58th District includes much of southern and western Lorain County, all of Huron County, and the eastern portion of Seneca County. I hope these town halls are well attended, because Ohio is facing a very rough road ahead. Voters, we can’t afford to stick our heads in the sand and wait till trouble is over. Government is supposed to be of the people, by the people, and for the people, so I’m hoping that you’ll show up and participate. Even if you live in Koziura’s 56th district, or Lundy’s 57th district, if you have concerns about the state of Ohio (and you should), you may want to take advantage of these opportunities to meet a state legislator, Terry Boose, face to face.
Ohio’s biennial budget is not done. Sure, the General Assembly passed a budget, and the Governor signed it into law, but that budget relied heavily on revenue forecasts that cannot be relied upon. There will have to be more budget slashing, you can count on it. Which programs should get the ax? Which programs should be spared the ax? What do you think are the state’s funding priorities? Terry Boose has shared a few thoughts, in writing, about what should have been done with the state budget. I recommend reading through it, and showing up at these town halls prepared to grapple with these issues.
WILLARD–August 18, 2009
The Town Hall meeting will be at the Willard City Hall in the Council Chambers from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The City Hall is located at 651 S. Myrtle Ave. Willard, OH 44890.
AMHERST–August 19, 2009
The Town Hall meeting will be at the Trinity Evangelical Free Church from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Church is located at 46485 Middle Ridge Road Amherst, OH 44001.
NEW LONDON–August 25, 2009
The Town Hall meeting will be at the New London Public Library from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The library is located at 67 S. Main St., New London, OH 44851.
LA GRANGE–August 26, 2009
The Town Hall meeting will be at the Village of LaGrange Administration Building from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The building is located at 355 South Center Street, LaGrange, Ohio 44050.
GRAFTON–September 3, 2009
The Town Hall meeting will be at the Grafton Midview Public Library from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The building is located at 983 Main St. Grafton, OH 44044.