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KEEP ODD YEAR ELECTIONS
Moving the elections to even numbered years means:
- As a candidate for city council you would have to raise more money to compete with a barrage of other candidates and issues, which would totally dominate the media, the mail and the phones.
- Campaign consultants would be more expensive, giving the business community greater advantage.
- Odd year elections allow the voters to only focus on , and that's a better idea. We may get a smaller turnout but they are more informed on the local issues than they would otherwise be.
- The council adopting this Plan would also have to automatically extend the terms of all 5 members for an additional year.