It was uplifting to see the Madison City Council continue their business this week with a virtual meeting. I read in the news this week the Sun Prairie City Council unanimously appointed one vacancy, and filled another. Over a week ago the State Senate conducted a test run of how a virtual session could be held to handle legislation.
The COVID-19 pandemic may be running havoc on almost everything under the sun, but I am heartened with the ability of government, from our national officials to our local ones, being able to fulfill their responsibilities. When so much of our everyday world seems upside-down, it is imperative that our elected leaders show resolve and calm in the midst of this pandemic.
We may have differences with individuals, issues under discussion, or policy moves but there is no doubt various governments in Wisconsin, as we saw with the matter of Amazon in Madison, can work with ongoing issues. They can be dealt with and resolved. It goes without saying that it was impressive to know of the bipartisan efforts with the massive spending measure in Washinton, which proves determined people can make the trains run on time. Even now.
The new alders in Sun Prairie will now join with the vast array of other officials coast to coast who are ready and willing to “put one’s shoulder to the wheel” and proceed forward at this daunting time. Their local talents and skillsets will be needed.
And so it goes.