In preparation for the coming events in September, I have asked several Princeton residents to provide their perspective on the upcoming vote. Here’s the third in this series by Dag Olsen.
Fellow Princeton Residents
Everyone makes dozens, hundreds, or perhaps thousands of risk management decisions every day. These are parents, doctors, lawyers, truck drivers, and everyone else, including CEOs, town administrators and people volunteering on boards and committees. Some people have good gut instincts, shoot from the hip, and end up with decisions that only occasionally burst into flames. That is too little risk management. Others wait for every possible scrap of data, agonize over the possibilities, and end up with decisions that only occasionally aren’t completely overcome by events. That’s too much risk management.
Any town government, by law, have to be careful spending public money, so they set up boards, they study things for years and they have trouble making decisions. This is by design. Meanwhile the years pass by.
As a father of 4 kids, from a junior in high school down to a Kindergartner, I have seen these years pass by. My kids are growing up having to compete with kids with our neighbor towns at a severe handicap. This handicap is the lack of high speed internet.
The residents that needs this most does not have a voice!
For the first time, there is a chance that my oldest kid would be able to get the tools she needs before going off to college.
We as residents of Princeton now have a chance of actually making a decision.
As we study things, agonize over the choices we forget the big picture. We study the trees and forget about the forest.
We need to authorize the borrowing of up to $4.8m in order to keep the ball moving.
Give the kids of Princeton a voice on September 13th, come out and support Princeton fiber to the home now!