Incumbents Distinguish Themselves By Their Failures

By October 29, 2014Comment of The Week

Councillor Les Barkman attended the AbbotsfordFirst candidates meeting last night.

While I listened to the candidates expressing their positions on various topics that mattered to the audience, I was immediately struck by the sharp contrast between them & Abbotsford’s current councillors.

The AbbotsfordFirst candidates provided new approaches to existent unresolved issues that were thoughtful, concise and doable. Their ideas were given traction by their presentations: they made sense of issues that were often made to feel vague and somehow otherworldly by our current council & mayor.

It was refreshing.

Our current council and mayor distinguished themselves by their failures.

As I listened to AbbtosfordFirst’s candidate presentations, it became clear to me that they are Abbotsford’s best hope to make things right in our town.

There is no one else that can effect the changes necessary to get us out of the Black Hole our current mayor & council have ditched us in.

Are AbbotsfordFirst candidates perfect? Course not.

But there is no better qualified team of dedicated people out there who can provide Abbotsford citizens with the tools to define itself beyond the dysfunction served up by our current mayor & council.

Both as individuals and as a group, they offer proven skill sets & attitudes that will go a long way in providing Abbotsford citizens with the opportunities needed to resolve the issues our current council & mayor have shown themselves incapable of solving.

I wondered what Barkman was thinking while listening to the AbbotsfordFirst candidates’ presentations.

The most likely answer is, nothing.

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