According to am800, there were about 700 fewer voters than four years ago, something DiCarlo wasn’t happy to see.
“Really in the grand scheme of things that’s my only disappointment. I take my voting seriously, obviously and it would have been nice to get a bigger turnout.”
Other municipalities, including some in Essex County, embraced the more progressive online or phone voting method whereas Amherstburg maintained its traditional polling method that yielded predictable results.
Similarly, the result of the decision to issue a policing RFP and not obtain an OPP costing as promised should have been obvious – that the OPP were excluded.
It is difficult to rationalize decisions that cost the taxpayer more than the other options that were dismissed.
The time to examine the effect of decisions is when they are made. Surely, information was available relative to cost, cause and effect of policing and polling.