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Letter: We should maintain current government

We should maintain current government

Amherst voters have been given a unique opportunity, by our elected officials, to vote to maintain our current form of town government.

This referendum, proposed and seconded by a Republican and a Democrat, will give residents the opportunity to vote for all Town Board candidates, and make each elected official responsible to the entire town.

This is not a political issue, but a quality-of-life issue, and it gives voters a bigger voice in our town.

Amherst isn’t perfect, but it’s certainly not broken, so why change it and find out later it was a mistake? Talk about efficiency – there’s been no tax increase in Amherst in three years, and it costs residents only 21 cents a year to pay for a council member’s salary. That’s quality government at a very cheap price. Compare that to other towns.

Lawrence J. Hunter