I found this sticker on the office door. I actually heard whoever it was out front putting it on there, (at about 9 p.m.) but by the time I got out the side door to the front whoever it was was gone.
While I am looking at this sticker, the first thing I wondered was, why did they put this on the door instead of coming to talk to me? Better yet, if the person or persons have an issue with town council, why weren’t they talking to them?
Well, a few more of the stickers appeared on the empty buildings throughout the downtown core last week.
I believe the point of the placement of the stickers was to get people talking, or to send a message to council—but what the real message is, no one seems to know.
“Stop Council from what?” is a common question asked when I’ve received comments in regards to the stickers. “Why are they on the empty buildings?” is the other. Also, a statement made was, “It’s probably just a stunt because it’s an election year.”
So, is the individual or individuals blaming council for the empty buildings in the downtown core? I don’t know—but I wonder if the rent or lease prices, or the condition of those buildings has been taken into consideration. Town council certainly doesn’t control any of that.
The town does decide however, whether you get a business license or not.
With that being said, the point of sticker placement did get whomever a little notoriety, but did it get results?
If you have an issue with town council why aren’t you talking to them? These people were elected by the community, to work for us and to represent us. If you are not happy with the work being done, then you need to let them know why.
Make an appointment and go see them.
If your goal is to become a member of council yourself in the upcoming election, you may want to consider that people prefer honesty—not stunts.
People will want to know that you mean what you say and that you will work as hard as you can to serve the best interests of this community, not hide behind a sticker.
Before the culprit(s) consider plastering anymore properties, they should stop and think about what it is they are doing and take the issue up with the people they have a beef with.