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I’ve noticed concerns from citizens about the February 13th election on sales tax issues in McAlester. People are apprehensive they can’t trust their government. Truth is, McAlesterites, it’s a reasonable feeling and the worries are not, historically speaking, unfounded. However, if you think the current leaders misspend your dollars, you aren’t paying close attention. Our city is more transparent now than any other community I am aware of. They go to great lengths to ensure public access to actions and spending. The City not only posts agendas, they go beyond the legal requires and make their entire board packets available. This is particularly awesome because ANY person can see every financial transaction the City makes and it’s not in some confusing, unable to decipher format. These spreadsheets are specific and thorough. Watchdogs are paying attention; your local newspaper, concerned residents, citizens aspiring to run for office, auditors, and those who follow politics the way others may follow professional sports. I fall into the last category and have watched this city’s spending, use of resources, and decisions since 2011. I see a city committed to doing things the right and best way they can with the resources available. Fifteen years ago, bad things happened in our city and we learned that they had been going on for a long time. Our city now has an entirely new approach. Perhaps it’s time for us, as citizens, to go to the polls in February with a new approach and try a little trust, with verification.

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