No need for wards in Red Deer

A ward system for our small city? What a joke! Surely our city councillors are each fully capable of making decisions based on the needs of the whole of Red Deer city. That’s one reason why they get our vote. To expect them to only represent one little corner of the city is naive and impractical.

A ward system for our small city? What a joke!

Surely our city councillors are each fully capable of making decisions based on the needs of the whole of Red Deer city. That’s one reason why they get our vote. To expect them to only represent one little corner of the city is naive and impractical.

So far, I have not heard even one solid reason for holding a plebiscite on a ward system. It all sounds like sour grapes and a need to feel like we are really a big powerful city.

What I love about Red Deer is a strong agricultural presence and a small-town feel ­— it’s perfect. The ward system discussion has no practical significance for our city at this point in its history.

Perhaps we can have a sensible discussion on this topic in about 20 years. In the meantime, council is hired to make decisions. Let them.

Jim Swan

Red Deer