This time next year, Griffith's ratepayers and residents will be getting ready to vote. Again.
The four-year term of Griffith's councillors will have come to an end, and it's time to start thinking about the future of our city.
In September 2020, the mayor for the next four years will be decided and a total of 12 councillors will have the responsibility of making sensible, cost-effective decisions about the city's future.
Anytime people talk about what council - any council - has been up to, you can bet dollars to doughnuts people will highlight a handful of things that could be have been done better, should have been done long ago or people are just plain unhappy with.
People have every right to voice their opinion, it's one of the pleasures of living in Australia as opposed to elsewhere.
Mercifully we also have another right, and that's to stand for election in our community or state. Because if we don't like the job people are doing, or how they're doing it, this is one of the few jobs that we can get involved in ourselves.
And make no mistake, there is a stunning lack of leadership in this community.
Critics might put all the blame on councillors and say the city is moving backwards, but that would be unfair and Griffith is far from going down the drain despite some challenges.
Part of this stems from the policies and decisions made by Griffith City Council, however, this isn't solely the responsibility of the people who have been elected.
Part of the problem also lies in the choices that voters have to make.
People in Griffith complain about the "same old people" being elected to council but at the same time, if only the "same old people" stand for election, then what other choice do voters have?
A new generation of councillors is needed. Fortunately, there's still plenty of time left before we all have to make our decisions on who will be elected to council.
But now is the time to spend some time thinking about the future of the city you live and work in.
Being a councillor is a significant commitment and as we all know, nobody has anything positive to say about the decisions that are made by the council anyway.
If no one steps up to take the responsibility of making the decisions however, the quality of those decisions will degrade and leave the city in a worse position.