With election signs popping up this weekend you can bet we will start to see more of our incumbent council and council hopefuls. Nothing brings out a politician like an election. Remember, those elected will shape the physical and fiscal realities of our communities. Those elected affect how we experience our communities every day. Choose wisely.
Despite the huge impact of municipal government, the percentage of people who participate in the regular workings of local democracy is extremely low. Increasingly each year fewer residents vote and far fewer attend public information meetings or provide input. Many people do not know what local government does or how they can affect decisions.
It’s a common platform narrative ‘I will improve community engagement’.
Saying it doesn’t make it so.