The same can’t be said elsewhere.
In Corner Brook, hardly anything has been said by members of the present council about reoffering when election time rolls around in the fall.
That’s likely to change before long.
Any candidate who wants to make an impression on voters will have to start campaigning before the summer months arrive.
Voters won’t have much interest in elections or campaigns when the sun turns hot and vacation days are beaconing.
That only leaves the few months of spring and a few short weeks in September for candidates to make their case for a seat on council.
It shouldn’t be difficult for anyone who isn’t connected with the present council to find some hot topics to catch the interest of voters.
The present seven have had a rocky tenure and they have made plenty of contentious decisions that will require explaining — and even defending.
The present seven councillors have had a rocky tenure and they have made plenty of contentious decisions that will require explaining — and even defending. -
Corner Brook voters haven’t been shy about trying new leadership at city hall and the incumbents will have to convince taxpayers they have done a good job on their behalf despite a few rough spots.
Among the hot issues waiting to be brought up is the latest hike in municipal taxes.
There hasn’t been much said in public, but property owners appear fed up with having their tax bills creep higher with each new budget. Some would say creeping is putting it mildly.
As the days grow longer, the interest in municipal government will go hotter.
Anyone who is serious about running should get his or her platform together and start gathering support.