Though I have to admit that I was a bit crestfallen when I learned of the new City Council (Laura Mitchell, Tim Spies, and Terry Cohen), I quickly regained optimism after spitting up in my mouth several times. Laura Mitchell has made a promise to students. She ensured that she considered students a valuable part of the community and that she would represent us on the Council. Laura, we're holding you to this promise. Expect to be in close contact with us.
Tim & Terry. We don't like you. And we don't trust you. You have deeply flawed senses of morality and you couldn't give two shits about what the public thinks. Anytime anyone says anything to either of you, you nod like a deer in the headlights and then repeat back what you said before- you don't listen. Well no more. We are watching you. We don't care what you say- actions speak louder than words. And your actions this past weekend in which you incriminated and slandered our blog so that you could win an election speak volumes about who you are. If you really want the support of students, you need to stop lying to us and start working with us. That means that you STOP TRYING TO SHUT US DOWN, stop trying to drive students out of the city and your neighborhood, and stop using the Mayor as your puppet (yea, we know about that). We are here and we are here to stay. I strongly suggest that you BOTH get involved with Salisbury University and work on creating a more student-friendly atmosphere within the community because at this point, I'm not feeling the love. Also, Terry- the next time you decide to draft legislation, notify the public and include the ENTIRE council (yea, we know about that too- you'd be surprised how many people have come to talk to us). Anything else seems shady.
Whether you decide to work with us or against us, we are here to provide news for students and we WILL be alerting them of any instance in which you even remotely consider sticking a toe out of line. We aren't idiots- we know that as soon as you get in the door you will try to pass the Neighborhood Legislative Package and when you do, we will be on you like a pack of gulls on a lone cracker. Before long, you will have thousands of students asking what the f---, and you will have to answer to the multitudes. Don't take your victory lightly. Dozens and dozens of students wanted to vote against you...they just weren't registered. A mistake we will not be making again (thanks, Flyer). At any rate, the students are stepping up so get prepared to deal with lots of us (and no Terry, your go-to bullshit about how you "care about Salisbury" will no longer be an acceptable method of handling confrontation- we expect you to actually say something).
To quote The Doors (and Lucas from Empire Records): "The time to hesitate is through." We will not sit idly as these morons run Salisbury into the ground. A class system is in the works that directly targets renters and students alike. That's right; they want our asses out! Don't be shy to speak out against this legislation and denounce it. It is your right. Use it to your advantage. Do not assume that just because they got elected, that Cohen and Spies will do right by you- they won't. These Council Members, (in our humble opinion) are not student-friendly but that does not mean that they are exempt from hearing your voice. They must consider everything that any tax-paying citizen presents to them. And students - you are tax-payers.