The voting is over and the people have spoken in Sidney.
With a voter turnout far above previous elections they have spoken quite loudly. After a vigorous campaign with four candidates for mayor and a lengthy slate for council the people were looking for change and to a great extent they got it.
Hopefully the four new councillors will add a fresh perspective. I am sure that they will remember the commitments they made on the campaign trail and not succumb to “This is the way we do it.”
It’s great to see younger representatives and if the newcomers need to learn the ropes quickly they have (Tim) Chad and (peter) Wainwright to guide them. I wish the new mayor well.
Hopefully Steve Price’s quote in the PNR that, “The residents of Sidney believe in what the past council has done,” doesn’t really reflect his thinking after he has seen the composition of council.
After all, he has only one vote in seven.
David Calveley, Sidney