Ex­pe­ri­ence counts

The London Free Press - - LETTERS -

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

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