With thanks to LdnOnt Countdown for the countdown, which I imagine has a 60s James Bond countdown voice. Since getting sucked into local politics, by various people, I’ve noticed and participated in the mayoral fantasizing. So who would be our perfect mayor or what should our perfect mayor be like? Do we clone Calgary’s mayor or Guelph’s, or [insert lucky city’s name here]? Do we deserve better than we have? Do we have the mad scientist departments at Western U and Fanshawe College build one?
Personally I don’t know about this city. The news is bad but people are doing things or talking about doing things. The unfortunate thing is most of the people doing or talking about doing are not the ones running for council or mayor. That hopefully will change when the campaign season starts in January.
I would like to live in a city that looks like this:
Yet the path London is on will have the city end up looking more like this
and eventually this
So how do we get the people of vision to serve on council or as mayor? How do we convince people zero percent and similar policy is the path to the last image? Or maybe I should move to Paris, Amsterdam or Cardiff and stop worrying about London.
Someone comment and give me feedback please. I’m trying to engage here.