January 1, 2010

Thank you to Collectors!

Last week I received notice from the State Auditor’s office that we had more than enough signatures to meet the requirement for a petition audit of University City.  The city government was notified at the same time, and I expect a public announcement from the State Auditor’s office in the very near future.  We are putting together a list of concerns for the State Auditor this week, and if you have anything that you would like to contribute, please contact me.

Again, to each and every one of you, THANK YOU for collecting the signatures for this audit.  This was truly a community endeavor! - this could never have been done alone!  Your contribution and hard work will insure that our city government is open, accountable and transparent, and that University City remains a wonderful city in which to live for a long time to come!

Our work is not finished… it never is.  As citizens, we assume a responsibility for the way in which we are governed.  That requires citizen participation – our participation!  We have upcoming, city elections in April  - and state and federal elections in August and November.  It is mandatory that we select our leaders carefully.  Regardless of whom you support, I would like to offer one of my favorite quotes to remind us of the power that we possess:


"It's not the hand that signs the laws that holds the destiny of America.
It's the hand that casts the ballot."
                                                                                                                    -Harry S. Truman

I feel particularly fortunate and blessed to have walked and worked with all of you this past year.  As we look forward to the new year of 2010, we have much to anticipate!  Wishing you a very happy, healthy and rewarding New Year!

My best,
       Paulette Carr
 University City Citizens for Transparency and Accountability

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