Appalled at council tactics

Letter Re: Daly questions mayor’s report, Nov. 23.

Re: Daly questions mayor’s report, Nov. 23.

While I live in Central Saanich (which has serious political issues of it’s own), I write regarding issues that have consequences for the entire Peninsula. I am appalled at the tactics of Ted Daly and the so-called Team North Saanich. If Daly so badly wanted to be mayor, why didn’t he have the intestinal fortitude to declare this intention via an honest mayoralty campaign against Alice Finall, rather than apparently moving to control the council?

In my view, Finall’s re-election by acclamation was largely due to her competent handling of municipal affairs. Conversely, Daly only garnered his council seat by a narrow margin of only 12 votes. Despite this, it appears from recent PNR reports he seems intent on derailing initiatives designed to benefit the community. I’m hopeful the voters of North Saanich are taking note of this disruptive influence. While the control of the mayor’s report may seem a trivial matter – the forcefulness with which this group appears to be inserting itself into a process (which is ostensibly the domain of the mayor) appears to be unprecedented.

Perhaps councillor Browne needs to understand that the mayor’s report is indeed a report from and by the mayor.

John Waters

Central Saanich