Election Day draws near. The Alpena electorate has a clear, simple choice to make regarding Alpena's City Council, i.e. staying with what is or bringing in three new council people. That's it in a nutshell. We were given the term "new direction" as the reason Thad Taylor was dismissed. That term is as illustrative as mashed potatoes. No one is denying the fact that Council had the right to do what it did. However, it's the motive and method behind the act. Just the fact that 60 percent of the current Council is facing recall should be a red flag to everyone. It is a huge, tedious, expensive proposition to bring elected officials to this point. It was not done on a wing and a prayer.