While trying to convince the city council to keep the Bicentennial Park open, albeit with a smaller budget, I quickly found out which city councilors were open to constituent opinion and involvement.

So when Harold Elliott signs began to crop up for the council’s at-large seat, I became very interested.

I spoke with Elliott recently for more than two hours. At first glance, we have little in common, but after our conversation, Elliott had won my vote.

Elliott welcomes community involvement, promotes transparency in city governing, is open to considering opinions that differ from his own and seeks to keep taxes low but understands the delicate balance this entails.

Should Elliott be elected, I am confident he will make decisions based on what is best for our community and certain he will respect each constituent while doing so.

Megan Bastey

Augusta