After reading the letters by Francis Cavaco and Mike Kreyssig in todays Sun, I will have to rethink my position.
When Mrs Bragg accused Mr Cavaco of wanting to give residents free trash bags it really didn't have the ring of truth. But I fell for it. I should know better. Now it is a "he said she said" debate. Maybe he said he would like to see the elderly and Veterans receive free trash bags? If anything, I would like to move the trash fee back into the budget and then do more with the pay as you throw system to get people to reduce, reuse and recycle. But that is another story.
I also have not heard him urge the board to shift the tax burden away from commercial back towards the residents. That doesn't mean he didn't say it. And I would be very disappointed if he did. With the highest unemployment rate in the area at 12.5%, this would be hurtful to a whole lot of people.
I wish John Turner prevailed against John Whelan last spring. But I think having Francis on the board is in a weird way beneficial. However, I don't think he should be Chairman. And he certainly should distance himself from the political poison that is Arthur Foulkes.
I may just have to flip a coin on April 5!!