Homework assignment from dave0
A loyal reader, dave0, and I decided that it would be a good idea for other readers to submit to me policy questions they would like http://blakebatson.ca/ to ask incumbents during the 2010 municipal election.
Many challengers spend a lot of time developing and explaining policies they feel that would improve the way the city works. They post these policies on their websites, put them on their flyers and discuss them at the doors. But incumbents hardly ever talk new policies. They “run on their record” and avoid pinning themselves to any one position.
So this election, let’s try to find out what new ideas, if any, incumbents have. Let’s ask them to specifically put on the record new ideas they feel would improve the way City Hall works.
Your homework assignment is to send me questions on policy you would like to pose to the current group of incumbents. I will choose the top three questions and send them to all incumbents on September 13, 2010.
How many incumbents will answer? Who knows but even a non-answer would be telling since the questions are coming from Ottawa voters.
So please, email your questions directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s see if incumbents have any novel ideas or if they are just place holders around the council table supporting the status quo.