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LETTER: Reflections from another municipal election

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This election there was a group of unidentified people on Facebook, who claimed to be non-partisan, called Sarnia Votes 2022. They started off professionally and then surprise – they released bogus report cards for all candidates even if they didn’t participate. The group seemed to have a random yet obvious scoring process. I mean I got a score of 32 out of 100. Good thing the site was shut down. Did that low score damage my campaign? Who knows but shame on them all.

While I didn’t win, I was glad to get my message out. If elected, these would have been my first three motions at Council:

1. Renegotiate agreement with Lambton County and get $10 Million back to spend on long overdue Sarnia projects.

2. Revisit caregiver policy to have it means tested based on family income. Include bursaries for city staff with extraordinary caregiver expenses compared to family income.

3. Split out capital projects reporting into previously approved capital projects and new capital projects. The city needs to be transparent in its reporting. How much do we spend each year on capital projects?

Finally, to all the winners may the wind be at your back as you serve this great city.

Susan MacFarlane

Bright’s Grove

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