Elections 2011

Just two more sleeps before the municipal elections in BC.

Please, it doesn’t matter how you vote, just that you DO vote. And if you don’t vote, don’t complain.

I’m  not much on politics, but for what it’s worth, here in Surrey I’m tending towards a mostly Surrey First vote. They’ve been doing a pretty good job over the last 6 years, and I really can’t get on board with the issues that the opposition keeps bringing up: a ward system, and not moving the city hall.

We’ve been waiting for a downtown core to develop since I moved back to Surrey in 1992. It’s finally happening, and that’s largely due to the focus the current government has placed on building in the core. Moving the city hall downtown sends a message that the area is important and that it is on Councils radar. There is no reason that we couldn’t have some small satellite offices in all the town centres and take more of the city’s business online.

I can’t get on board with wards. All I see is a bunch of little fiefdoms at war for dollars and attention. There is no way that a group of people, each responsible to one little area in the city, will be able to work together for a better city overall. It just won’t happen.

Anyway, enough of my rant. Saturday’s the day, so please get out and vote.

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