Earlier this year in Washington, DC, the will of the nation’s voters was respected. Here in Ridgewood, the opposite is occurring – our Village Council is aggressively seeking to overturn the voters’ decision to consolidate our local elections. The measure passed by an overwhelming majority, yet the Village Council continues to ask the NJ courts to void the results.
This week, our attorney submitted a response to the Council’s most recent legal appeal. We remain appalled that our Council is trying to quash the will of the voters, and doing so at ever increasing taxpayer expense.
The League of Women Voters of Ridgewood agrees and “urges the Ridgewood Village Council to respect the vote and to cease litigating, which could overturn the vote.”
Ridgewood, now is the time for us to remind our Village Council that democracy is strong here. Our votes matter. Please contact the Council and demand that they abandon their appeal. Insist that they honor the public vote, save taxpayers additional expense, and preserve democracy by dropping the appeal.
One Village, One Vote!
Siobhan Crann Winograd
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