We are bombarded with promises from mayoral candidates, most of whom have no idea about local government. A civil servant, a businessperson without a payroll, and a somewhat more experienced politician, only one has municipal experience.
My hope is we would look at the many positive things our present city government has accomplished, from many hours spent on a four-year budget, to the many hours and dollars spent on things like BRT, the Adelaide street underpass and river enhancement.
Did they make mistakes? Of course they did. Who wouldn’t? But I believe it had more to do with the learning curve the new members had to go through, rather than their inability to reason things out.
Besides this, many people in London, have been steered in the wrong direction by some business people afraid to lose some business because of the construction. They are more concerned for their present well-being than the future London.
So, the question remains, are we electing new inexperienced people who need to go through that learning curve, or do we stick with the people who already learned from their mistakes? Pieter Schinkelshoek London