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People power a must

By DEAN LAWSON
It is disappointing and hard to believe the poor response that inevitably follows a call for people to put their hands up to stand for election in local government.
What’s even more disappointing is that many outspoken members of the community are also unwilling to lift a finger to find or lobby for people to represent them to defend their claims.
The absence of nominations almost makes any major claim or appeal, be they based on rates; community infrastructure, education or social justice issues in the last couple of years a mockery if not null and void.
We all have to ask ourselves: how well represented do we want to be at the level of government which still rates as the closest the people?
Our communities are blessed with natural leaders. We see them all the time. They are the doers at the community meetings or gatherings, the people who automatically command respect, the people who we identify as workers, movers and shakers in all facets of life.
Local government is designed for this type of person to take the helm and when the opportunity arises, as it has now, we as a community should do our bit to make sure the best people possible fill positions.
Local government elections are every four years on the fourth Saturday in October. We have elections this year on October 27.

  • Get the full story in the July 26, 2012 edition of The Weekly Advertiser.

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Posted on Jul 26 2012

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