One Mile Creek, which runs through Old Town in Niagara on the Lake, is back online with a new website. I’m inspired by the civic engagement of a group of NOTL volunteers, starting in 2003, known as Friends of One Mile Creek.
In 2018, voters in Old Town tipped the scales for who won the races for Lord Mayor, Regional Council and for seven of the eight Town Council seats in NOTL.
Voters in Niagara-on-the-Lake clearly want a fresh approach to local governance with an incredible 58% turnout.
Looking at the campaign financial data reported after the 2014 election, spending by successful candidates ran as high as $5 for the Lord Mayor position and averaged over $2 for each vote received by new candidates for Town Council.
If there’s a candidate who you want to see elected, or someone else you don’t want to see win, what’s the best way to make your list for voting day? Our friend Jim thinks that some voters simply pick off the top names or bottom names on the ballot – voting in alphabetical order.