Name the issue, Democracy solves it.

October 5, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Posted in Alberta, edmonton, Questions, Serve and Protect, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

0 determine what will be put to vote, determine what system to use.
1 have reasonable questions, easy to understand.
2 multiple choice answers, easy to understand with a none of the above option.
3 Voters have one week to vote, so they have time to study the question.
4 End of the year, those who vote get $50 tax credit or check .

Council decides to buy paperclips for the offices.Since it is a budget item under $100, it is not put to a vote. A city hall worker is authorized to find the best deal on paperclips and purchase them.
Council decides to sell EPCOR or the airport or purchase singing garbage cans, it’s put to a vote.
Questions are clear, easy to understand with multiple choice.
The people vote upon it, issue decided.

In My Opinion people should vote upon everything, but that may be too much for some, so a reasonable limit to what is put to a public vote must be decided upon.
New bylaws, like noise bylaws should have been voted upon, anything that is non-core services should be voted upon, and perhaps even the budget should be voted upon.

What do you think? That is the important question as that is what the elected are there to do, Represent you.


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