This week, the city of Blanco is holding elections for Mayor and City Council. There are three candidates up for two council seats; Pamela Capps, Danny Ray and Bobby “Mac” McClung; and one candidate for mayor; Christina “Tina” Gourley.
While not on a national scale, the election can determine, in part, what the future of Blanco will be.
Blanco is in a location that is conducive to growth, and with that comes the need for the Mayor and City Council to make important decisions as to how that growth occurs.
In order to maintain the small town atmosphere, yet recognize the inevitable growth that is possible, will require a lot of thought, planning and compromise.
It is imperative that the citizens of Blanco consider what it is that they would like to see happen here. The decisions made by our City Council will affect every citizen, and as citizens, we are served by our Council. They are our voice and vote on every issue that is brought to the table for the city.
Voting is a right given to us in this great country, and we should not take that for granted.
If there are things that you want to see changed, then the next step would be to attend council meetings, voice your concerns, and be involved.
Without action, nothing can be achieved.
Once, when complaining about how an organization I was involved with was being run, a friend of mine stopped me and asked, “Are you willing to volunteer to do something to make it better? Because if you aren’t, then you shouldn’t complain.” Right then, I resolved to try my best to not complain unless I was willing to roll up my sleeves and jump in.
So, I implore all citizens to not only vote in the city elections, but to take it a step farther and become involved. Together we can all make Blanco the best it can be.