Kudos to Canton City Council and Mayor William Healy, II for "sticking to their guns" - figuratively, that is. (See Rep article published today)
Despite being ridiculed from some quarters, Council toughened up the consequences for neighbor dishonoring neighbor and for blighting the community picture with high grass and weeds.
The STARK POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) believes this a a good first effort to get Canton on the right track towards becoming “all that it can be.”
The Report also believes that this initiative is co-incident with the election of William Healy as mayor. A new spirit pervades Canton city government. Over time Canton is destined to become more like it was in its glorious past in terms of vibrancy.
All Stark Countians have a stake in Canton’s well being. Too boot, we should be rooting for a Alliance and Massillon resurgence. Recovery for these three urban centers will signal good times for all of Stark County.
What Stark County does not need is our cities, villages, and townships being at each others throats (e.g. North Canton and Massillon fighting over a company which is already located in the county). This is the turfism that Merele Kinsey of COMPASS spoke to recently and which is also all too prevalent in the 9-1-1 restructuring endeavor.