As someone who has not participated in civic elections before, I cannot wait for this coming one in November.
If for no other reason (and there are plenty other reasons), I will vote for anybody who, first, is not a current mayor or councillor and, second, promises to reinstate weekly garbage removal.
Every-other-week pickup has propelled the issue of garbage from the background of my life to the top of my daily concerns. I have had to move garbage cans to outside of my garage due to their smell, spent more than $50 a year on baking soda to reduce odour and wash garbage cans regularly.
If for any reason I miss a collection day, then I have to deal with garbage up to a month old. And that means garbage is now my number one concern in life, and all of that for savings of $30 per year per household - just genius, pure and simple.
Saeed Nejatali,Port Coquitlam