Voters in Ontario need to consider the town’s future as they decide who to elect mayor. The city has had a rocky year and the challenges ahead are immense. The next mayor needs experience in navigating such challenges and leading to solutions the community can embrace. Of the four running, businessman Riley Hill is the best choice for the rigors ahead.
The four candidates need to be measured against what’s coming in Ontario. The money pressure on City Hall will be enormous, and keeping the city running won’t be easy. Costs, including to pay off debt for past employee retirements, are going up. Housing and luring workers is essential to sustaining and building the community. And speaking of building, restoring trust in City Hall with candor and a greater willingness to listen is needed as well.
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