The top job facing Ontario city officials right now is to build the trust of local residents. A string of city decisions recently has left too many doubting who the city serves. Voters can restore that connection with their choices for three city council seats on the ballot.
Seven people are running for the three seats. Voters need to judge who has the attitude for and the interest in closing the gap between those governing and the governed. That’s essential because Ontario faces tough choices ahead on financial, economic and social fronts. The decisions are easier to make when there’s a better sense that such decisions reflect community attitudes.
Besides the trust issue, voters also need to look for those with knowledge of and interest in city finances. Figuring out how to spend tax money is one of the council’s . . .