Mr. Hager: more details, please

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In reply to the recent editorial by Mr Hager on holding our municipal officials accountable for their promises from the last election, I agree we voted them
in, and they owe it to us to keep their promises. He was not very clear in how we do that besides complain.

In reply to the recent editorial by Mr Hager on holding our municipal officials accountable for their promises from the last election, I agree we voted them
in, and they owe it to us to keep their promises. He was not very clear in how we do that besides complain.
We can attend council meetings and ask questions of the councillors during the question period. If council blocks you, you can go to the MRC meeting in Campbell’s Bay and ask the same question of your mayor. Other steps are telephone/Facebook chains where you line up people to contact three others about something your council did or didn’t do. Write letters to the editor, like this. Organize a “town hall” meeting – if you have to rent a hall, charge enough just to pay the rent. Invite the councillors and put their names on their seats so there’s a sign there if
they don’t show. And plan to have people speak out loud and ask about the problems.
There are many ways to keep our councillors on track. Most are honest, but they are given so many responsibilities and jobs they don’t have time for their pet projects.
Get everything out in public! Mr. Hager started this off by doing just that – raising his voice in public. Thank you.

Gerry Steeves
BRISTOL