As we get closer to Election Day, it is obvious that the discussion about Fargo's use of special assessments is a hot topic. It should be. The special assessment process affects all of us. It is completely appropriate for citizens to question candidates about their views on specials. For those who have been greatly impacted financially, I understand their anger and distrust. However, my hope is that fellow voters won't let this become the single framing issue of the upcoming election.