Vote Local

 Over 156 million people voted in the 2020 Presidential Election. Of them, 237,736 were in Onondaga County. That’s beyond fabulous!

Too many of those folks will not even think of voting again…at least not until the next presidential election. And, that’s too sad.

While presidential politics has all the hoopla, local politics effects daily life so much more than national. School, village, city, town and county elections determine who will put forth school budgets, property taxes, laws that limit the height of your fence, and who picks up the garbage. This is where the pavement hits the pothole!

Knowing what’s happening at town hall can save you from nasty surprises down the road. In Cicero, attending town hall meetings is as easy as logging onto YouTube. There’s a link in the agendas for the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Planning Board, and the Town Board meetings that will bring you to the meeting. If you don’t feel comfortable attending in person, or would prefer to listen for your comfy chair, this is a great way to monitor town hall happenings.

The North Syracuse Central School District also broadcasts their Board of Education Meetings on YouTube, which you can access on their website

Don’t live in Cicero? Many towns, villages, and school districts are broadcasting their meetings. Google the entity’s name to find their website to check.

Wherever you live, connecting with the village, town, or county committee of your party is a great way to get involved – even if it is only to be added to an email list and see what’s going on.