Over the last year or two, I have seriously considered
running for city councillor, but I will not run due to
-  Firstly, you cannot be an effective councillor if it
is a part-time job. You will never be able to give the
taxpayers what they are requesting if you have other interests
that consume your time.
-  Secondly, de-amalgamation would be a major step
backwards. Not to mention the excessive costs that would be
So I think there should be six full-time councillors, not twelve part-time ones. This would allow for a full-time commitment on the development of our total city (not just Sudbury central) for the four-year period. These full-time councillors must also be given the power to speak, act and make decisions on behalf of their wards as mayors of the past did prior to amalgamation.  This would give each ward the voice and strength to ensure they all receive their fair share of services. It is obvious that the wards outside of central Sudbury have not been treated fairly and the time has come to get off our high horse and give them what they are paying for. If you watch or attend the council meetings, it is quite obvious that the central Sudbury votes always override the outlying wards.
These are my thoughts and just think, this could be all done without the need of committees or councils (mostly volunteers) that will take six months or year to come up with just a report on possible solutions.
, New Sudbury