As the upcoming Municipal Election rapidly approaches my thoughts turn to the type of person I would like to see on council. Some important traits for me are:
- Focus and Leadership
- Commitment to Communication
- Action-Oriented Highly Efficient
In most work places, at the beginning of the year, a work plan is clearly identified and specific goals are set. At some point during the year, a performance appraisal is done to see how someone is doing in meeting their goals and work plan. Do we do this as a citizen with our politicians – no of course not! This is not part of the process in any of the Government levels.
As individuals, we can sit back and do our own evaluation of the current Councillors who are seeking re-election and form our own opinions.
Another thought that crosses my mind are what type of questions would I like all councillors to answer (both those seeking re-election and any who are putting their name forward for this election)? Some of the questions would be:
- What specific steps would each candidate undertake to ensure that Morinvillians are receiving the best value for each tax dollar spent?
- What are your thoughts on assigning a ward to each Councillor for 2 years and then switching for the last two years?
Last, but not least, my thoughts turn to the residents of the Town of Morinville themselves. I would love to see everyone turn out to the various Open Houses, participate in the budget process and most importantly. vote!
I hope that there is a huge turnout for the Open All Candidate Forum meeting that is being arranged. Put some thought into what you want to see in Morinville and bring out your thoughts and questions. Most importantly, VOTE, VOTE VOTE on October 21st 2013.