Councillors did the job they were elected to do

You recently published three letters that expressed delight at the recent election results in North Saanich.

You recently published three letters that expressed delight at the recent election results in North Saanich.

However, their enthusiasm should be tempered by a few observations. First, Mayor Finall only garnered [158] more votes than her [closest mayoral]rival, showing that half of North Saanich voters don’t approve of her style of leadership or her ideas. Second, that the three defeated members from the previous council fulfilled their promises to rein in frivolous expenses, promote cheaper housing options and reduce taxes.

In particular, they obtained a much better deal on the Sandown property, saving the municipality hundreds of thousands of dollars, never mind potential extra costs of remedial work. Note that their council also had zero tax increases for two years.

They did the job that they were elected to do — let us hope that the new council does the same.

Bryan Holmes, North Saanich

Just Posted

Saanich Peninsula Alert launches today

Existing subscribers already moved to new system

Local cadets gain acceptance to RMC

Military careers one step closer

New Star Cinema project approved

Cameo development gets unanimous council thumbs up

Stelly’s sidewalk gets green light

Federal funding brings project to fruition

Witnesses sought for alleged drunk driver crash in Sidney

Crash happened June 16 on East Saanich Rd. and Canora Dr.

Victoria Ska and Reggae Fest fills harbour with music

Music festival wraps with free party Sunday at Ship Point

5 fun things to do this weekend in Greater Victoria

Victoria Ska and Reggae Fest, Ride Don’t Hide, Cordova Bay Day and more

Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended for 75 games

23-year-old pitcher faces assault charge

How the Gorge Canada Day Picnic grew from a basement idea to a single-day event with 10,000 visitors

‘We’re going to need more food,’ among lessons from first Gorge Canada Day Picnic

Vancouver Canucks tab Quinn Hughes with No. 7 overall pick in NHL draft

University of Michigan standout was second defenceman picked in first round

Jogger spent two weeks in U.S. detention centre after accidentally crossing B.C. border

Cedella Roman, 19, crossed the border while out for a run

B.C. woman with severely disabled son keeps getting parking tickets

‘There has to be something they could do’

Man brandishes axe during robbery

Mounties were able to locate the suspect within two hours of the incident

‘Creep off’ reporting system aims to track street harassment in Metro Vancouver

Text-based hotline launches to collect public reports on where and when harassment occurs

Most Read