Well, my wish-list would be for them to move ahead on their promised political reforms, namely fixed-term elections and absentee ballots.
And most definitely they need to move on PATI.
I also feel they’ve been overly focused on approaching government as a business.
While the rhetoric of the tyranny of the bottom-line has some virtues, they’ve neglected the social and environmental aspects of governing, in my opinion.
And if one neglects those, well, it doesn’t matter if on paper we have a great business model, if in the streets you have destitution, desperation, poor infrastructure, a closure of opportunity, a loaded playing field and gated communities.
I hope they move on improving the situation for seniors and the differently abled – our built environment and transportation system is in desperate need of being made accessible, with the current situation being almost segregationist and leading to social isolation for many, which has a host of additional public health problems [as a consequence].
Although it wasn’t in their platform, I’d also like to see a move towards a minimum wage and campaign finance reform.
Right now I feel our politics is beholden to financial donors, to big money, and not to the electorate.
Elections are won on a mix of PR and slick advertising rather than policy and reasoned debate.
We need some sort of campaign finance reform to remove what I see as political corruption through donors pulling strings behind the scene.