Thursday, November 20, 2008

Blog Reason

I have been a member of the Buhl City Council for 4 1/2 years. In that time, I have found it difficult to express my thoughts and ideas to Buhl Citizens for a variety of reasons. I work outside of Buhl, and don't get to spend a lot of time in town during the day. All of the other members of the council work in Buhl, or are retired, so they find more opportunities to speak to individuals during the day.

I also don't have a family history in town, and haven't really known the people of Buhl for very long. My wife grew up in Buhl, and her family has deep roots here. We have been married for 20 years, so we have visited town often over the years. But we moved here just 5 1/2 years ago, so my own roots aren't deep, and in a small town time makes for familiarity between people.

So, I thought that I would try another way to speak to the citizens of Buhl. This blog will cover the City Council meetings. I will review the meetings, go over the issues we debated and give outcomes of our debates. I will also give my thoughts on these issues, and tell why I voted the way I did, and the reasons for my thoughts on these issues.

I invite anyone that reads my blog to leave their thoughts. However, please be polite. Each member of the Buhl City Council tries to do their personal best for the City. We don't always agree, and occasionally we argue, but we are always respectful of each other. I commit to be respectful in this blog, and I insist that any feedback be respectful too.

Disagreement is fine. Our rights to free speech are rooted in our rights to free political speech, and I won't stop that here. But free speech does not mean the freedom to say anything at anytime. Disagreement yes, but I won't allow personal attacks. So, be polite.


old guy said...


Jesse White said...

This was a good idea and something I was considering but hadn't figured out the best way to go about it (myspace, facebook, or blog). Now that you've shown the way I think I'll steal your idea for myself! I would add however that for those of you reading and offering comments, hiding behind anonymous names isn't always the best way to get action or attention in my mind. I'd like to see some real names behind the comments.

Chris Primeau said...


Good deal. Give me your blog address, and I'll link it here (if you always agree with me).

We could both post on this blog, giving our different ideas. It would help us get fresh ideas out in the open.