What will our new judge be bringing to the table? Will the DA resign? Will a mayor stay sober? Will jail overcrowding cause lawsuits? Will cloned salmon swim the river? Will we loose more grade schools? Will our cities merge to share services? Will the high schools share their students to give them the best education?
Will the voters speak out more, fear reprisal less and change the face of the county? Will people come out of the wood work to be heard, working together to get things done that weren't thought possible before? Will empty spaces in the middle of towns fill up? Will affordable housing become available? Will alcoholism and child abuse go down and AA and other abuse programs attendance go up?
Will each of us care about one another more and look for offense less? Will we vote for the person who cares the most for the people and not the one who cares the most for the dollar (unless its the dollar thats buying for everyone)? Will we, maybe not be zenophobic, look with great care on deals that look too good to be true brought to us by people with no ties or connections to our area?
Will this year bring change and will this change be for the best? It is with great excitement that we say goodbye to 2006 and welcome to 2007! May we all have a very good year.