Liberty Scott gives you the voting advice on local elections I failed to give you the other day, which is not a bad performance really, given that he's in the UK.
His advice largely centres around the buzzwords sustainability, communities, renewable, climate change, peak oil, free, partnership, accessibility, foreign buyers, and public ownership, and the frequency of a candidates' use of any or all of these buzzwords except as terms of derision. "In essence," he advises, "avoid anyone saying these things - they're after your money. When was the last time you saw a council candidate who said that if elected LESS would be done?"
I'd wager if you went through Andrew Falloon's convenient Election Links Site showing links to all known council candidate sites, you'd find very few promising less would be done under their stewardship, and you'll find yourself instead hip-deep in platitudes, buzzwords and empty promises.
But let me know if you find otherwise. Or, if you're one of the good guys, give yourself a plug in the comments. We'll know if you're faking it.