News outlets today are calling yesterday's vote results a "referendum on 9 North Road."
For those of you who don’t already know, Ann McGuigan was voted off the Planning Board yesterday, and Dick McClure was voted onto the board. I firmly believe that Chelmsford finally has a Planning Board representative who is both well informed and interested in residents’ concerns.
The Proposition two and one-half override, was also defeated. It was a clear message that misinformation and disinformation will not be effective in pushing through ill-advised proposals. Town officials need to start hearing the thousands of residents demanding accountability and take concrete action to restore trust in our local government.
Yesterday provided a solid step forward for honest government. Voters confirmed that we want representatives in Town Hall who are interested in residents' interests rather than self-serving backroom deals.
Yours with best wishes and hope for the future of our town,
Roland Van Liew