Our mayor has been caught scheming with a developer to re-zone a residential area in order to build a Home Depot. We may not win the recall vote tomorrow night but at least we're sending a message that our politicans our accountable to us. I wish this happened more often.


FRANKLIN Third Ward residents will vote in a special election Tuesday on whether to oust Deputy Mayor Ellen Ritchie from the Township Council following accusations she did not act in the public's best interest by pushing for a housing development on Bennetts Lane and Veronica Avenue.

The recall effort accused Ritchie of secretly meeting with developer Jack Morris on a 684-unit housing development that would satisfy the township's state requirement with the Council on Affordable Housing in December 2005.