"Christina Thompson is new to elective office. As such, she would bring to the council a fresh perspective, something that can benefit all decision-making bodies from time to time. With personal experience in local business and an academic background in environmental science, she promises innovative thinking along with her undeniable energy and infectious enthusiasm. Economizing by cutting trash pickups and increasing recycling to three times per week, as she has suggested be considered, may or may not be workable. But what a refreshingly simple and straightforward idea – and one that does not start with hiring a consultant."