Is it time for us to finally pay attention and become educated and informed voters?
We all have our everyday duties that occupy our time. Whether it is our kids, club or sporting events, we are not engaged when it comes to events that affect our lives, especially our quality of life.
Many of us who decided to make Forsyth County our home over 20 years ago moved to a county where most developments were zoned for half-acre lots or more.
Fast forward to the early 2000s and the expansion of sewer access to residential developments allowed our commissioners and zoning to allow for higher density subdivisions.
What that did is to begin to put in place the current concerns we now have to deal with, including overcrowded schools, Common Core, major road congestion and a significant strain on our infrastructure in general.
As Sean Connery said to Elliot Ness in the movie “The Untouchables,” referring to going after Al Capone, “What are you, we prepared to do?”
That is my question to residents of Forsyth County. What are we prepared to do to rein in our out-of-control growth?
Is it time for us to hold our elected officials — county, state and federal accountable. If not now, when?
We have a primary election coming up in May. Now is the time to become acquainted with the candidates who will challenge incumbents and who will represent us in the months and years to come.