I am writing to voice my support for Ram Bhatia to be elected to the Mount Pleasant Village Trustee No. 5 position. He is a neighbor of mine, but in addition, I have known him a long time as our two sons went to school together, and participated in extracurricular sports activities together. Ram was always friendly and considerate.
His educational and career achievements speak for themselves. I have spoken with him about the budgetary process and his philosophy of fiscal restraint, especially in light of his service on the Gateway board. He expressed to me a common sense approach to spending of taxpayer dollars.
I know he feels the discordant behavior that has been exhibited in Village business is a negative, and he seeks to elevate the functions of Village activities to more thoughtful, positive interaction. Sometimes you need a referee, a peacemaker, a thoughtful ear to consider all sides of an issue, independent of established factions. An outsider. I feel Ram is that guy.