Someone being in place for a year would be less about avoiding incumbency and more about avoiding a year of quasi-campaigning from whoever that person is. The person will work in the interests of their community and then a fresh face will get elected after a proper election campaign by all of them. Being in place for less than a full year would hardly make some an incumbent, in the usual sense of the word, would it?Accountability through elections, ha!
I think it's interesting that Councillors seem to agree it is better to appoint somebody who will not run again. It's like there admitting that there is this massive incumbency advantage - once you are on Council it is very easy to stay there. They're fine with their own incumbency advantages, but they'll be damned before they give it to somebody else for nothing!
I think he was referring to the "grossly unsuitable representative from Etobicoke" commentI'm not following. Did they change the process for councillor appointment?