Earlier this year, Brent Toderian, an urban planner, released a list of 25 simple resolutions you can make to improve your city. You can read the whole thing here. I thought that a lot of it lined up well with what I am trying to do with the #365ofgoodWR project: highlighting good things happening and ways that you can be involved. So, over the next number of weeks, I will intersperse some of Mr. Toderian's 'resolutions' in with the #365ofgoodWR project. I hope to put a local spin on it by connecting his suggestions with specific ways you can do that right here in Waterloo Region.
To start things off, let's look at the first resolution on that list:
1. Vote in municipal elections. Too many of us don’t vote at the government level that most affects our actual lives on a daily basis.
We won't really get a chance to practice this on a local level for almost another 4 years now. However, there are still ways you can get involved in the upcoming federal elections, such as supporting your favourite candidate and volunteering in the local riding association. There are also ways you can support local, municipal politics throughout the year, so stay tuned to hear more of those!
Did you get out to vote in the 2018 municipal elections? Why or why not? Do you have any suggestions on how to improve our municipal election voter turnout? Comment below!