To the Editor,

Occam’s razor basically states that “simpler solutions are more likely to be correct than complex ones.” And, the simplest solution to bringing about change in Waxahachie is to vote for new City Council members this Saturday.

I’ve observed the City Council for the past year and a half, having more of an insider view than most because my wife is on the Council. There seem to be two camps, one believes that things are going great in Waxahachie. The other believes things in Waxahachie are good but could be better. I’m not saying that one group is better than another or that one is right and the other wrong.

Those who feel the current council has done a great job should vote for who they want; however, those who think that things could be better should consider voting for new candidates because, as the saying goes: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

I feel that there needs to be change on the council because too many members just go with the flow and don’t ask many questions. I have seen false claims made and judgements that are not in the best interest of the citizens. The city council serves for the residents of the city, not the other way around.

Early voting is now over and the last chance to cast your vote is on Saturday, May 4, 2019! So far, only 6.7% or 1443 voters out of 21,000+ registered voters will decide the council members who will determine what your city tax rate will be, among many more decisions that affect the citizens in Waxahachie. Last year’s budget and tax rate was approved by THREE council members, so if you think that these two positions don’t matter, that’s false.

Ask questions; research candidates; but above all else, please go out on Saturday and cast your vote. You can vote at ANY Ellis County Election center from 7am - 7pm this Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Cutler Olson, Waxahachie