As the earlier post indicates, Gordon Starr Precinct 1 Town Council Candidate is on the move. As well as Stand Outs & Media Events, Gordon is knocking on doors across Barnstable Village, Centerville, and Hyannis’ “Village Green” and asking the question “do you know who is your town councilor?”
We need lots of
It is crunch time for the Barnstable Town Council election on
November 5. And we need your help
holding signs from 7:30–9:00am and 3:30–5:00pm on election day.
Please contact Cynthia Cole at email@example.com. Text or call her at 508.280.8979.
Please give us an hour or two of your time!
BTW, for those not sure, stand outs are when you stand on the corner, or at a poll holding a Vote for Gordon Starr Town Council sign. It’s fun. You get to wave a lot and people smile back at you. Sometimes they even honk their horns!
Sunday, November 3rd @ 12pm – 1pm
First, tune in to hear Precinct 1 Town Council challenger Gordon Starr converse with incumbent John Flores on FM 95.1 Newsradio WXTK hosted by Patrick Desmarais.
Next, call in and engage in the debate between these two town council candidates. The number to call is 508–775-9985.
More Ways to Support Gordon Starr
Visit our Support Gordon Starr page, or to learn about more upcoming Stand Outs & Media Events sign up for Gordon’s newsletter.
It’s not easy keeping up with Gordon. He’s all over town!
Knocking on doors, town meetings, and now, radio shows, he is on the move. His signs are showing up all over the precinct as he reaches out to voters across Barnstable Village, Hyannis, and Centerville.
As busy as Gordon is, so are his supporters. Click the links below to read Letters to the Editor supporting his candidacy and published by the Cape Cod Times this past week.
Association to Preserve Cape Cod’s Executive Director Andrew Gottlieb had this to say in his “What I’m thinking” newsletter…
If you start at the local level, and let’s face it that most of the action on mitigation and adaptation are going to happen as local government projects, your vote really counts. I was elected a selectman by 6 votes. In local scale elections, single votes matter and candidates know it. So, don’t waste your power. Put people in office at the local level who take the science seriously and understand the urgency.
… Don’t think for a minute that who you elect locally doesn’t matter. Even if your local select person doesn’t move up the political food chain, they will be deciding what your town does or doesn’t accomplish on climate and water quality. Barnstable voters, you have an election soon, so it is not too late to flex your environmental muscles.
Gordon cares about Barnstable Village. He is looking forward on all issues impacting our village and our town. Visit About Gordon and learn why he should be our next Precinct 1 town councilor.
Here’s a proposal for some big picture thinking. Can we come together to create a Cape Cod climate task force, using common sense and goodwill to create a blueprint, a compact, to guide and unite us all in this new era?
As my bio states, I am the “environmental guy”. Click here to learn more about my story, my interests, and why I believe that I can help to make Barnstable resilient in the face of climate evolution.
And for those of you for whom the link doesn’t work, here’s the copy from Mimi McConnell’s Cape Cod Times Editorial of Sept. 11, 2019.
Hats off to Wellfleet and its neighbors for their enlightened approach in exploring nontraditional methods to reduce wastewater pollution in Wellfleet Harbor (“Wellfleet weighs multifaceted watershed cleanup approach,” Aug. 26, Page 1).
This augurs well for the rest of Cape Cod if we can open our minds to examining and then adopting new solutions proven elsewhere in our country but also in other nations – whether it be to address water quality or other issues. Too often we turn to “horse and buggy” fixes in today’s world of reliable alternatives and new technologies.
But this brings up the larger question facing this peninsula: What are we doing now, today, in concert, to prepare for the escalating impacts of global climate change? We do not have the 10- to 12-year period we hear touted; the changes are cascading now, affecting weather, the economy, rising seas, the balance of nature and ultimately our way of life right here.
Can we come together to create a Cape Cod climate task force, using common sense and goodwill to create a blueprint, a compact, to guide and unite us all in this new era?
This would obviously require legislation, created by the people of Cape Cod after intensive input from all elements of our population. We are blessed with world-class scientists right here in Woods Hole; we have progressive business leadership; we have courageous environmental and groups; we have enlightened political leaders; we have an informed but unorganized public open to new ideas – yet there is no cohesive or united effort yet to address the biggest challenge of our time.
This is not a proposal for a feel-good study group but rather a convening of knowledgeable and determined Cape Codders. Care in forming this task force would be imperative to ensure balance, fairness and doability. Funding for staff and logistics would be needed and could come from financial and real estate entities (whose futures are central to this effort). Might our Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce take the lead in forming this task force, using great care to be inclusive, balanced and practical, with a deadline of, say, 18 months?
Yes, this is complicated, and indeed daunting; but I have faith that we on Cape Cod will find common ground at this extraordinary time of awakening to this local yet international challenge to the planet entrusted to us. It will require ingenuity, integrity and wisdom to play our part in the future of our global village. Let’s make it happen!