Comment 65774

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted July 07, 2011 at 18:10:27

Gauging the opinions of their constituents (ie. weighting the raving lunatic fringe and the quiet-yet-informed) to arrive at the best course of action.

Like it or not, the viewpoints of the constituents still need to act as a councillors puppet-master.


Sorry; this has to be the funniest things I've read in a while.

Considering the last voter turnout rate was about 40%, and it's said that almost two-thirds of municipal votes are cast by way of 'name recognition', why would you believe that the electorate as it stands is capable of forming qualified opinions about their own governance? Many people don't have qualified opinions about their own lives. LOL

A good portion of our residents seriously, honestly couldn't be bothered to devote the kind of effort you're suggesting. They want to vote every four years (at least the forty percent, do), then they really don't want to be bothered; they want to leave it all to their elected officials.

As it currently stands.

If you really want things to be different, don't look anywhere except changing the citizens' role. It's the only thing that can possibly bring about the kind of shifts that most on this site crave.

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