I’ll be listing specifics from my campaign platform in a table that tracks the progress being made on them shortly.
For now though, there’s a merging of my hope to increasingly connect citizens with their local government (there are some good ideas to be tried) with the desire to increase actual voter turnout in the next local election. It was 38% ish this time.
Being connected is all about feeling that there is a real two-way relationship between parties. That happens but still not enough as Salmon Arm grows and changes.
… and contrary to what some may feel, it’s not about effort imo. Our local politicos go out of their way to be accountable and to listen to people – be that in a lineup at the coffee shop, at the rink or by appointment.
Still, it’s time to find and try some other things and set a high-bar goal for engagement.
I’m thinking that 50 or More – as in % of voter turnout for 2018 – is where my strategic efforts are going. All aboard!