We all know that Montgomery County government is in serious trouble and things need to change. This year, on the back of the ballot, we have a chance to change it. It's called the proposed county charter.
The charter would finally give us a chance to choose someone to handle the day-to-day administration of the $100 million county government. It would reduce the size of county government. The more I have read about this proposal, the more it makes sense to me.
The more I read about the way we do things now, the more shocked I am we haven't already changed it.
The charter isn't another layer of government; we already have a county government. The charter is a chance to fix government and put it back in the hands of the people.
The charter won't solve all our problems, but it will make government more responsive, more efficient and cheaper. It sets us up for success rather than failure. I hope you'll join me in voting yes to the charter.