One of the things I've always tried to do in my political career and commentary is acknowledge good ideas and promises kept, regardless of the party of the individual.
District 6 Councilwoman Lindsay Webb was not my first choice as my district representative, but when my preferred candidate did not make it through the primary, I voted for her as the better of the two candidates.
I did so because I believed her when she said she would keep her promise to not vote for an increase in the trash tax.
And despite the pressure and the criticisms, she has consistently voted against increasing the trash tax, as she did Tuesday.
She has kept that promise to her constituents and for that she should be congratulated.
Now, I know I won't always agree with Lindsay on many issues, considering our differences in political philosophy, but that's okay. Disagreements on policy issues are to be expected and I know from our prior conversations that those disagreements will continue to be respectful - on both our parts.
But when an elected official keeps a promise and is subject to criticism for doing so, we need to defend the principled stance and publicly thank them for doing so.
So thanks, Lindsay!