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- March 16, 2018 at 10:59 AM #746859
I’m tired of the way city hall works.
Buddies get jobs, special interest groups are helped over the needs of most, ego-driven leaders, people who want their pictures in the paper or on TV.
Me. Me. Me.
Is there a mayoral candidate out there who thinks of the community first and themselves far down the list?
If so, who is it?March 16, 2018 at 2:11 PM #746876
sisco farraroMarch 16, 2018 at 4:01 PM #746888
Please add one more characteristic of a good leader. The leader has knowledgeable, people whose primary focus is to get the job done as quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively as possible.
In the case of our elected officials, it’s up to us to select the right ones. Therefore we too play a critical role in the process, aside from complaining.March 20, 2018 at 8:21 PM #747110
I need 25 signatures, and $200 Bulldog, and then we will have a new mayoral candidate who is not driven by ego. I complained to Elections Ottawa regarding the pre-election electioneering on the part of councillors who are spending taxpayer money to campaign outside of the legislative permission that a dropped writ affords one.
How have you been doing over the last four years?
I see the website is updated too, eh.
This should be a good election year, methinks.
cheers, RobertMarch 20, 2018 at 8:22 PM #747113March 22, 2018 at 9:45 AM #747197
Pre-election campaigning runs for four years for some of our elected officials, eg. Mayor Jim Watson’s appearance at bake sales, YouTube videos, etc, using their annual expense budget (your money and mine). As a resident of Ottawa my request is simple: elect people who have a strong work ethic. But some of our elected officials are very charismatic so it isn’t always easy for voters to see through the guise so we continue to make the same mistake again and again.March 25, 2018 at 6:50 PM #747330March 26, 2018 at 4:22 PM #747402
Bob LeDrewApril 12, 2018 at 6:26 PM #748325
Robert WhiteApril 12, 2018 at 6:28 PM #748327April 12, 2018 at 7:07 PM #748330
I run against Watson because there is no serious competition running against his Liberal policies, or his lengthy tenure at the helm as a Liberal politician. Last election I was a Progressive Conservative, but this time round I am a Liberal too. Only difference is that I am mired in poverty much more now due to unemployment.
RWApril 12, 2018 at 7:09 PM #748328
My views & perspectives have not changed much since 2014, and I’m still a Grumpy Marxist on all issues, but I even more angry about the mark-to-unicorn accounting on LRT, Greenbin Contract Source Separated Renegotiation delay, and current road infrastructure maintenance conundrums. Watson did not fulfil his promise to have LRT operational by Canada’s 150th birthday either.
I can manage the city much more efficiently from an engineering management perspective, and reduce costs for residents whereas Watson is simply keeping the tax rate at an artificial two per cent where our snowplowing budget is always in perpetual deficit mode. Watson has done nothing about the congestion manifesting around the newly proposed Civic Hospital campus either.
I hope you sign up to run as a mayoral candidate, Bob.
RWApril 20, 2018 at 6:58 AM #748938
The VoterApril 20, 2018 at 1:29 PM #749003
I’m a _Grumpy Marxist_ not a Groucho Marxist, and I was a Progressive Conservative until I found the ballot box stuffing in 12 ridings and realized that Patrick Brown crazy pants was rigging the political process. Moreover, when the PC Party disclosed the alleged problems he had, I thought it was best to align with the Liberal Party due to the fact that they are more educated than the PC Party in terms of social science & best practices.
And after 20 years with the losers, I decided to extricate them from my midst.