Feeling flameproof today…
I submit that Prince Rupert needs to broaden the scope of perspectives on City Council in next year’s civic elections.
I also submit that Prince Rupertites tend towards electing buddies/friends - and not spend much time thinking about what sort of functioning Council the City needs.
I acknowledge that I am an idealist when it comes to democracy. I believe that real democracy is possible - but only when the citizenship engages on a regular basis. Even better when people have put some thought into what they DO want - not just what they DON’T want.
Since we all seem to be so open on htmf - I propose a dialogue about what type of City Council Rupertites think would serve our community best.
Think about things like:
What type of decisions/actions do you want to see coming out of City Hall?
What are the characteristics of a Council that would make those decisions?
Where do you want to see Prince Rupert by 2011?
In the last election, there were…what?..17 people running for 6 council seats. With some thought ahead of time, perhaps we can avoid another cluster-f@$k and actually bring some real change to council…if change is what it needs…
I keep hearing a phrase on here - “armchair quarterbacks” - perhaps the opinionated, local membership of htmf can stimulate some thought about next years’ civic election.
OK - blast away - tell me this is boring or stupid - crack jokes about the individuals on council …
…or perhaps there are some valid contributions to make towards influencing the direction of OUR City.