Councilors Cite What's to Come in 2005

By: Whitney Holmes
By: Whitney Holmes

When people make their New Year’s resolutions, they usually resolve to lose weight, or exercise more, or, which may only be the case with me, remember to floss. Well, CBS 19 asked people what their New Year’s resolutions are, but not resolutions for themselves, but for the city.

"I'd like the city to finish the bandshell for Friday's After Five," said one woman.

"In 2005, I'd like to see changes made for the younger generation to close the education gap," said another.

"I'd like to see the city stay small, and keep the urban sprawl on the outskirts," wished a man.

CBS 19 asked two city councilors from different parties what they'd like to see resolved for their city in 2005. Both sides of the aisle said they'd like to see a close in the education achievement gap. The left side see progress, while the right side sees a need for a change.

Vice Mayor Kevin Lynch said he would like "to see a close in the education gap. It has been a priority for us, and will continue to be."

While Republican Rob Schilling said he would like the School Board to be elected so that they can be held accountable for decisions.

On some level, both would like to see the city more balanced.

"I'd like to see a change in our electoral system so that it better represents the city," Schilling wished.

Lynch stated that he would like to see a decrease in poverty. And while Schilling would like to see the city live within its means, Lynch looks forward to transit and transportation improvements.

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