This morning I met with David Plumridge to chat about the council. Expecting only a brief encounter, I was gratified to be given five quarters of an hour, and he also kindly paid for my hot chocolate.
We discussed a lot of things, from our reasons for going into local politics to specific issues which had been raised in their most recent meeting and on the news.
While I don't want to pre-empt myself too much, I hope to serve with him on the next council in 2010. While we certainly did not agree on everything (such as the council's charges for commercial use of its lands), there was enough there that I think we would have no problem working together.
Montag, 11. August 2008
So, I'm now living in the Marion City Council area, and I will be reading the Southern Times and my civic participation will be largely limited to that area. On the other hand, I will keep reading the City Messenger after work each night, and I will continue to post fairly regularly on how I feel the ACC is doing, and what I would do to improve things.
You are half way to earning your right to bitch just by reading this blog- remember to vote in your next local election and you'll be all the way there!