Hope brings change, at least that is what they tell us, and almost everyone that is interested in the 2010 Municipal election is hoping for change, but what kind of change are we going to get?. And would it be the end of the world if Doug Craig won re-election? Now before you curse me to hell for saying that i will tell you that i support Linda Whetham but am not convinced that she can beat Mayor craig and perhaps we have to accept that fact. So, where does that leave us? Well let’s look at it and see.
We know that the Mayor does make all the rules by himself as each member of council has a vote and many of the votes are close, but with a few new faces around the table he may not have all his cronies to help him. We know that in Wards 1,7 and 8 there will be new faces so right there that counts as 3 votes that have no allegiance to whomever is mayor. That leaves the incumbents should they get re-elected. Now Rick Cowsill and Karl keiffer i feel are safe and they balance each other out most of the time, while Ben Tucci is a wild card in that he votes for what he wants and not a Mayors program. That leaves Pam Wolf who in my opinion is a Craig supporter and while i may be wrong tends to vote the way his worship does more often than not. Gary Price is the one incumbent that i feel is in trouble and that should bring another new face to the table allowing more freedom in the voting. So, of the eight votes(not counting the mayors) I see 5 votes that in most cases will be free votes and while i am sure some of them will vote with the mayor I don’t know if the Mayors vote will be a tie breaker that often. And that could make our City a better run community. But then again I support the Toronto Maple Leafs and we are always optimistic.Tags: doug craig, linda whetham, VOTE