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Friday, November 11, 2011

Crystal Clear

I'm sure this has been explained before, but let's clarify one more time so we're all on the same page.

KEEP TROY STRONG - an independent blog started by Sharon MacDonell in October of 2010. Sharon invited several individuals to write, many of whom were not ever involved in Troy politics before that time. I was one of those individuals. KEEP TROY STRONG is NOT associated with TRUST. Members of TRUST write for it. But the two entities are SEPARATE. KEEP TROY STRONG does not speak for TRUST, nor are the opinions here those of TRUST as an entity.

It is possible for individuals to speak for themselves, those who write here certainly do. The author of each post is shown at the bottom of each post.

TRUST -- grassroots citizens group formed unofficially in Jan./Feb. of 2011; formal papers were not filed with the county until a few months later, as I recall. Mutli-partisan in membership, TRUST seeks to advance progress in Troy for the good of all residents, businesses and visitors. TRUST does not collect or spend money. It is not a PAC.

SAVE TROY -- ballot committee formed to campaign toward the millage proposal to provide dedicated funding for the Troy Public Library. SAVE TROY was formed by members of TRUST, and that was NEVER a fact we hid. It dissolved with the victory of the millage.

SAVE TROY 2.0 -- PAC formed to campaign for specific candidates in the mayoral and council elections. SAVE TROY 2.0 was formed by members of TRUST, and that was NEVER a fact we hid. It may or may not dissolve now that the election is over. We used the SAME NAME so there was no confusion about who we were.

It would be nice if all citizen groups were as forthcoming with their committee names and ballot action groups, wouldn't it?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for clarifying the origins of these groups. Regarding the recent election, Janice and company won because they are passionate and organized. They won fair and square. They out hussled their opponents. Now, we'll see if these leopards really can change their spots. My prediction is they will misread the election results, overreach and govern too far to the right. That will raise alarm bells and a backlash will emerge. They have promised the moon-a fully operational library, effective city services (snow removal, police & fire protection), job growth, transparency, no new taxes, community unity-all during a time of diminishing revenue. Let's see if they can have their cake and eat it too, without breaking the law. I doubt it but that's a hallmark of the Tea Party movement-people who receive and enjoy government services and benefits, but who do not want to pay for them.