The election of Anan Abu-Taleb has been the headline over the past 60 days. But the arrival of Peter Barber as a village trustee, directly from his fine service on the District 97 elementary school board, is also proving notable.
Already Barber has shown he is no rookie waiting to be schooled in the ways of village government. He is smart, charismatic, and has clear ideas about how village government can improve. Expecting village government to act more quickly by allowing trustees to make decisions without endless advisory sessions is Barber's goal. We elect trustees to lead. Barber's impetus should be supported.