Dear Editor,

I was extremely disappointed to hear the Democratic candidates have once again decided not to participate in the candidates' debate. This is an opportunity for the residents to meet and hear the views of each candidate seeking election. Are the voters just supposed to take their word that they "can do better". Do they have a plan? Have they thought out their ideas? Seems to me that if you are so sure of your position, you would want to have the opportunity to let the residents know. What happens if they are elected? Do they not attend council meetings because someone might ask them a question?
Whether you support them or me or are unsure, our residents deserve better. I hope these plans they have are not just empty promises. However considering there will be two empty seats on candidates' night, it makes me wonder.
Ray Rusnak
Council President