Posted on September 03, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Guest Column in Lamar Times
More than a year ago, a group of citizens from various backgrounds and professions came together to discuss a concept that has been gradually evolving for a long time. The discussion centered on the potential to incorporate the area known as Bellevue in Lamar County to become its own city.
I think everyone can agree that self-governance is a fundamental right in our system of democracy in our state and country so that citizens can control their own destiny. That ideal of self-governance is the driving force behind the movement to incorporate the city of Bellevue.