Friday, November 18, 2011
It's time to elect the people who decide how your neighbourhood will look, what transportation will be available, what public art will be created, what your property taxes will be, who will fight for better school buildings, better recreational facilities......these are people making decisions that impact you close to home....please don't be part of the 78% who blow this election off.
I know we all have busy Saturdays but it won't take you long to go and vote.
I know some people feel they don't know the candidates and the platforms - I know there are lots of people running and its hard to keep track of it all but 15 minutes on the Richmond Review or Richmond News websites will give you a good sense of who stands for what.
Regardless of their political stripe these are people who care enough about our City to spend mostly their own money and hours and hours campaigning to make it a better place to live. They are our neighbours, friends, colleagues....they deserve, at the very least, the respect of us showing up and voting.
Hats of to all the candidates - elected or not - Richmond is lucky to have people who do this work.
If you really don't know how to vote by Saturday and you live in Richmond - call me....... OK..... now no excuses!