Councillors’ political motivations seem selfish

North Saanich's Ted Daly might not have been looking out for the community with CRD board bid

There appear to be some on North Saanich council who are not seeking the best for the community, but are pursuing self-interest.

The vast majority of North Saanich residents won’t tolerate such disrespectful behavior as exhibited at the inaugural council meeting on Dec. 5.

There is absolutely no justification to remove Mayor Alice Finall from her position as director of the CRD, other than usurp such power for oneself.

Mayor Finall, under whose leadership North Saanich has blossomed, earned the trust of the community, as shown by her acclamation.

Taxes increased far more during Ted Daly’s terms, to up to 10.6 per cent, while Mayor Finall kept taxes during her last term below 5.1 per cent.

Mayors of this municipality have always been directors of the CRD. If Daly wants to act as mayor and be a director, he should have run against Mayor Finall.

As it stands, he clearly was defeated by Mayor Finall in the 2008 election, and this time was just barely elected to council by 12 votes. Someone like that has no right to take on the role of a mayor.

Mayor Finall is our choice because she has proven her ability and we trust her leadership.

Daly should step down as director. To proclaim himself as our new representative on the CRD is an insult to all citizens of North Saanich, and to Mayor Finall.

Hildegard Horie

North Saanich

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