Commendable initiative

Dear Editor:

RE: Service vs. circus, April 15.

Bravo for this initiative described by Curt Hammond in his letter of April 15. More diverse representation on local councils is both positive and crucial as we face difficult decisions related to the infrastructure, design and services that so affect our lives.

Giving potential candidates guidance and a chance to get to know one another ahead of election time is a great strategy: it will encourage good communication and team work.

This is also an opportune moment to thank those “white, middle-aged or older men” who genuinely work hard to make our community stronger. We have no doubt that they embrace this initiative too, and will have valuable experience to share with new and younger candidates.

How fortunate we are to live in a community where we can exchange our views, agree to disagree, and work together to make wise decisions and build a strong foundation for our children and grandchildren.

We certainly want to see this ethos prevail in our elected council.

Sheila and Al Koop,