Councillor can be a thankless job

Resident applauds the efforts of mayor and council who have had to make difficult decisions during tough economic times

The councillors and mayor need to be thanked for donating so much of their time and efforts to making Hope a better place to live.

It has been a rough year for some of them who have had to make difficult decisions which have adversely affected some citizens of Hope.

Businesses have either packed it in due to the poor economic times or have had their worked farmed out to others in an effort to keep costs down.

I wonder if any of those who have put their names back in the running took any time to personally explain to those people whose jobs were lost and lives upset why they made the decisions they made.

Hope continues to grow smaller. I remember the time we had two bakeries, two or three places to purchase hardware, a shoe store, a jewelry store, a men’s clothing store, two or three flower shops, and Emil Anderson’s office and shops.

The times don’t sound like they’re going to get any better any time soon.

These candidates have my gratitude for putting forth their names for what may prove to be a most thankless job. I just hope that they will demonstrate some empathy for those who may have to suffer as a result of tough decisions.

Ken McDonald