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Is previous council experience really needed? Four years ago, three candidates without any council experience were elected to council: Ron Sutherland, Carolyn Davies and Bart DiPasquale. During the past four tumultuous years, residents witnessed:
Is this the experience the community wants to continue with? Tomorrow’s the big day – it’s up to the voters to decide what they need.
A November 11, 2011 sticky post, Councillors Refuse To Rate Themselves, pointed out that, with the exception of Carolyn Davies, not one member of council responded to the yearly request during the 2010 to 2014 term, “if you would provide a comment regarding how you think you have performed.”
Yet here we are at the end of the fourth year of the term being inundated with endless campaign promises of transparency and accountability.
You can ‘officially’ vote today:
10:00 am to 8:00 pm
In the meantime, if you haven’t already done so, you can vote just for fun in the burg watch poll.
Glenn Swinton’s comment to the Windsor Star article is:
My apologies for anyone looking to connect with me that evening. The chamber was made aware well in advance that I was unable to attend their event. The Windsor Star’s report of me being a “no-show” was false. If there was a place set for me at the event it could have only been with ill intentions. As always, I am available 24/7 on my provided cell phone or via email for anyone who wishes to talk.
In response to the Commentary, “No Commitment To Remove OPP Clause In Police Contract,” Aldo DiCarlo’s comment is:
This is an issue that I have spent a considerable amount of time on, specifically because of the large potential savings, $1M or more. At last night’s debate, Deputy Mayor Suttherland stated that an OPP costing takes at least 18 months. As a taxpaying resident, not a just a mayoral candidate, this both angers and frustrates me. If it does indeed take this amount of time, why then did not a single council member make the motion to request the OPP costing. If one of them did, I would like to know who and why it was voted down. ALL contracts have an expiry date. Did a single one of the current council members do their due diligence in requesting an OPP costing early enough so that we could have reviewed our options now that the contract is being negotiated? I believe the answer is no, and I’d be happy to be wrong.
You can ‘officially’ vote tomorrow:
Saturday October 18, 2014
10:00 am to 8:00 pm
In the meantime, if you haven’t already done so, you can vote for fun in the burg watch poll.
The following question has been submitted by a reader of the burg watch via the feedback form on the Ask The Candidates page:
Question 40: Have you ever been personally declared bankrupt or been in a position of authority of a business that has been declared bankrupt? Do you feel a bankruptcy declaration precludes candidates from running for municipal office?
Question: This is not so much a question but a commentary I guess. After researching websites for campaign issues, I was directed to the mayoral candidate’s Facebook page who chose not to participate in answering theburgwatch. I have no issue with not answering, that’s a personal choice. What I do have issue with is them reading all of the candidate’s answers, taking them out of context, and then manipulating them to a perspective that implies incompetence. Perhaps it is a desperate attempt to steal votes or perhaps that’s who they are. Either way, hopefully the voters will question that interpretation before making a judgement.
Due to the amount of time required to post updated answers from the candidates on this blog, in the document of all candidates’ answers and in the table of answers, a deadline is being established. No new questions will be accepted after noon on Friday, October 17.
Mary Caton’s Windsor Star article this evening mentions both the burg watch poll and the Amherstburg Election Prediction Project show DiCarlo in the lead for Mayor.
The ACRG (Amherstburg Citizens For Responsible Government) has added a new tab that displays how the ‘gang of four’ voted on some of the issues over the past 11 months.