FOR MAYOR---SELECT ONE
Alexander William KEMP
FOR LOCAL COUNCIL ONLY---SELECT UP TO THREE
John C. BURNS
Louise V. PARKES
FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL COUNCIL---SELECT UP TO SEVEN
Mary Jo CUNHA
TRUSTEE, DURHAM REGION SCHOOL BOARD---SELECT UP TO THREE
David C. CONWAY
Margo E. HAWKINS
Kathleen Ann HOPPER
Does this make sense to you? We have to turn around Council’s ludicrous move to implement a general vote….just to insure their lifetime seats on council. That is the only reason why this move is being put forward. Voters are more likely to select names they've heard of, the members of council, whose names are regularly in the press. That is why politicians will argue, backbite, bitch, and bicker to get the press to "grow" their name recognition. As every council member is a competitor for votes under the "at-large" general vote, they will be reluctant to support council peers with good ideas that is likely to provide them press. The result? Council stagnates into a "do-nothing" government as happened under Oshawa's past with the General Vote prior to 1985. We can't let Council turn back the hands of time to the devastation of a General Vote.
If you demand a stop to this council "self-serving" nonsense, then write the mayor and council and tell them so. The link is on the right sidebar and any letter addressed to the mayor and council has to be accepted by council and appears in the official minutes of Oshawa City Council. Letters to individual members are unofficial and can be disposed of with no record of your concern.
We need a system that serves the city and its people, not the politicians!