A FEW WEEKS AG0, I asked readers to let me know what was on their minds regarding the upcoming City Election. What were the questions needing answers?
We know from past experience that there’s a tendency for politicians to avoid direct answers. We also know that putting one’s name on new ideas, being accountable and creating a movement from the ground up are not items you often find in political C.V.’s.
With rare exceptions, such as the recent grass-roots movement on needle returns, promises without a plan and accountability are empty bromides, a feel-good but essentially meaningless election platform.
Bill McQuarrie is a Kamloops entrepreneur. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. He tweets @bafflegabbed.