Friday’s open line

We’re a little slow sometimes at HomeinHenderson, both in posting stories and in comprehending what they mean, but we finally took a moment to think about this whole question of the Clean Up Henderson Committee and conflicts of interest. First, we don’t think it’s a coincidence that the council members who are active on the cleanup committee were re-elected; the elections were a clear endorsement of Clean Up Henderson. More important, however, is that the cleanup committee has served as great way for citizens to get involved in improving their city. Three of the members of the new council — Elissa Yount, Mary Emma Evans and Lynn Harper — earned attention and respect and gained a taste for city government through their participation on the cleanup committee. We think that’s a good thing, and we look forward to seeing other committee members progress to the council in the years to come. Until then, the floor is open.