Concerned Citizens of Freeport in its earlier days drew the scoring of city leaders and many residents for its persistent negativity about how the city was being run. In many respects, their accusations proved legitimate as elected officials gave free rein to an administration that proved untrustworthy.

While still pushing its agenda, those goals are more in line now with the majority of Freeport’s voters and city officials — emphasizing investment in infrastructure and economic development to revitalize the local economy. Notably, they achieved this symmetry without surrendering its important role as a watchdog of local government, something else Freeport brushed aside for too long.

This editorial was written by Michael Morris, managing editor of The Facts.

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Freeport politics has been corrupt for many years. Don't see much change in sight.

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