Editor's note: The following letter was received as a reply to Troy Clarkson's column "Why I will vote for Julia Taylor".
Why we will vote for Andrew Putnam, for Assembly of Delegates
Making Falmouth a Leader!
We solidly support the common sense candidacy of this pragmatic young gentleman because of his realistic, down-to-earth and practical positions regarding the respective key county-wide issues of importance. Furthermore, he has a firm grasp and astute understanding of the structure and essential functions of the Barnstable County Government, as the public may easily verify from this source:
Read our recent Guest Blogger column exposing the Barnstable County's proposed bogus MWRA solution.Regarding Cape Cod’s ongoing wastewater problem, Mr. Putnam believes that the best solution is to keep it in local control. Falmouth is in the middle of testing different solutions to see which will be most effective and least costly to the taxpayer. In essence, what Andy has described is a belief in the public policy and principles of Adaptive Wastewater Management Practices, which are the foundations of what VOW also believes in as well.
Additionally, Andy has publicly stated that he does not believe in abolishing the assembly of delegates, the county legislature. This was a recommendation issued earlier this year by the Special Commission on County Governance, and is an ill-advised course of action presently being actively pursued by the current county commissioners. However, Andy does agree with the Special Commission recommendations regarding transportation and traffic issues as well as the implementation of the OpenCape initiative, among others. We also agree with these positions as well.
For these reasons, we heartily endorse and support Andy Putnam candidacy for the county assembly of delegates, from Falmouth.