Two paths diverge in this Nov. 26 runoff election for mayor. On the one hand, we have Bob Young - who has served one term as mayor and pledges to give the people of Augusta his leadership to bring about economic success, a clean and safe downtown we can all be happy to visit at any hour of the day or evening, a growth in recruiting new companies into the city and a real cooperation in working with commissioners to solve city issues with the hope of building bridges and accessible lines of responsibility. He also intends to keep his promises to manage, lead and direct all aspects of city leadership management toward the commitment of economic rebuilding and new companies to enter the marketplace here in the city of Augusta.
On the other hand, Ed McIntyre has been perceived by those who interviewed him on television and for the newspaper as a man whose vision for Augusta is to bring about a consensus with which he will shape new policies and directives for the city. He intends to draw on the input of all the citizens of the city by holding city town-hall meetings in the first 90 days of his administration to give the citizens a say so on how city needs will be prioritized thus we shall have a plan by the people and for the people. And it will be one of ownership and collaboration of all parties concerned for the bright future of Augusta as a city on the move.
The choice now rests with those who went to vote on Nov. 5 to return on Nov. 26 and elect the man who shall lead our city for a term of office as mayor. Please go out to the polls on Nov. 26 and select the person you believe in your mind and heart will keep those political pledges and promises to the people of Augusta.
The Rev. Michael Lubinsky, Augusta