Residents need to do homework before election
| Posted: Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 10:28 am
It seems appropriate to share something that came from my mother to me.
“My grandfather once told me there are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to be in the first group, there was much less competition.”
A couple of candidates are trotting out the same old, tired horses. Do they really understand how a municipal council or finances work? I have yet to meet anyone who says “raise my taxes please”. We need to elect knowledgeable people who understand budgets and want to participate in the process of running our community.
As for anyone campaigning with this one, “your Council doesn’t care about you or your high taxes — I will cut your taxes,” please ask them how they will cut taxes and find income somewhere to replace what has been cut. If they promise that new business coming in will do it, how, what and when? Do they understand infrastructure and growth? Or is it more of the same old, same old, and more false promises?
One unfounded comment I have heard is “Council hasn’t done anything”. Please ask whoever says this if they have attended council, committee meetings or open houses that have been held? Have they taken the time to sit at a computer and study what has been done this past term and what is current? When a candidate comes to my door spouting criticism, I believe they should be able to tell me how they would change things for the better. Some just prey on people’s fears, taking the old, easy, tired and untrue campaign route. They are not leaders.
Please think about what new and previous councillors, have to say, then vote for those who seem most likely to fulfill the promises that make sense for all of us.
We need people who care about our community, people who want to continue learning, planning and working for our future. I sincerely hope we elect people to council who want to fix the problems, not the blame.
We have some good, strong people running again, those who are truly dedicated and experienced can answer your questions. Newcomers who have done their homework will gladly do the same.
This one is tried and true: Your vote does count. Please vote.