Young residents urged to vote Oct. 18

Although I am a young adult living in Rimbey and have not had much interest in politics thus far, I having been reading the articles submitted by the electoral candidates.

Dear Editor:

Although I am a young adult living in Rimbey and have not had much interest in politics thus far, I having been reading the articles submitted by the electoral candidates. I have also been hearing a lot about transparency, which in seems a reasonable expectation of elected members of council. What I find interesting though, is it wasn’t until individuals of the community started talking about transparency that present council members have jumped on the bandwagon claiming the need for more community involvement and transparency. This seems to be nothing more than reiterating the comments of the concerned citizens of Rimbey.

One council member commented that not a single person attending the most recent town council meeting other than present council. This doesn’t surprise me. Really, when a recent former member of council submitted an article stating that although he attended town council meetings he was not privy to the details of numerous expense accounts, what information could be obtained if a citizen attended town council meetings?

As a young person and a member of Rimbey’s community, I encourage every other young adult out there to exercise your right to vote for a better council that is going to encourage community involvement to help build a town that we can be happy to live in and stay in.

If you are 18 and have ever felt that you have at some point, in your youth, taken away from your community, take this opportunity to make up for your childhood mischief. Take some time to educate yourself about the candidates and make the effort to get down to the community center on Oct 18 and vote for the future wellbeing of Rimbey.

Zachary Miller

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