Cornwall ON- Cornwall Ontario, like many cities, invites citizens to sit on committees. There was a letter to the editor in the Standard Free Holder talking about comments from a city councilor.
LINK “”not your same old guys with your tired ideas””
There have been comments emanating from city hall recently about maybe not enough people offering their names to serve on these committees.
A problem that some regions have is in fact “The Same Old, Same Old” which can lead to cronyism and a lack of perspective. Some people I spoke with chose not to put their names forward because they felt that it would simply be the “Same Old Same Old” and that this was just a process of going through the motions.
I know I put my name forward for 5 committees. It’ll be interesting if I’m chosen for any. I’m tracking several other people who’ve shared with me that they too put their names forward for various committees as well.
Change for Change’s sake isn’t always good. Growing and evolving is. It will be interesting to see if it’s the “Same old” names selected to these committees here in Cornwall or if some “fresh blood” is added….