This is not a place that loves bond issues – even though they are a good way to spread costs of major projects over many years.
I’ve even heard thoughtful people here say they just don’t want to saddle their grandchildren with any bond debt.
Though I disagree with that thought intellectually, I also understand it emotionally. I’m an older citizen who loves the generations coming up behind him.
So this election’s support for a bond issue to preserve important pieces of land in Nassau County from commercial growth was, in my newcomer’s mind, a test of both my new neighbors’ and my own understanding of this place.
We all passed. My neighbors passed the bond issue, and I passed it with them.
This is a statement about how people living here love the beauty of this place. Yes, pure beauty, along with its more practical attributes.
But I want to encourage commentaries from other people, not me. So how do you think we did yesterday?