Council’s best strategy

People will be left to consider these well-publicized good intentions at election time in November

It would appear from the latest Town Talk news letter that the mayor has taken the opportunity in his message, in light of the looming election, to compose a defense against recent criticisms of his understanding and inaction on the economic issues facing Sidney’s downtown.

The mayor’s original position was to let the downtown businesses solve their own problems. However, this position gave way under heavy criticism.  It was only then that he established the Mayor’s Task Force for Downtown Revitalization.

If it were not for the SBIA and the business acumen they could offer, the mayor and council would continue to flounder on this issue.

Despite this help they remain slow to act and aside from some ill conceived expenditure on benches there has been little in the way of tangible results. Many of the ideas offered up are not new and many of the new ideas are not difficult for council to implement. Yet here we are still reading about all the good intentions.

People will be left to consider these well-publicized good intentions at election time in November when they should be voting based on this councils past deeds. Considering their past deeds this is probably council’s best strategy.

Ed East

Sidney

 

Just Posted

Central Saanich plugs in

New charging stations at public services yard first step in transitioning to electric fleet for District

World Juniors fast approaching as selection camp begins in Colwood

BC Hockey and provincial dignitaries launched the championship on Tuesday at The Q Centre

Heavy rain spurs public health advisory for Greater Victoria beaches

Wastewater along shoreline may pose a health risk

Accessible parking not optional, councillor says after province removes regulations

B.C. provincial government changing building code requirements to municipality-based

MISSING: 34-year-old Lucas Matkowski

Matkowski was last seen by the Victoria Police Department on Dec. 3

Miniature Christmas Land is back in Saanich

Local family continues to open intense Christmas-themed basement to public

POLL: Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

The rain Vancouver Island is famous for is coming down in buckets,… Continue reading

B.C. Lions hire DeVone Claybrooks as head coach

Former Stampeders DC succeeds CFL legend Wally Buono

France shooting: 2 dead, several wounded in Strasbourg

A world-famous Christmas market was put on lock down on Tuesday

Canadian warship witnesses possible violations of North Korea sanctions

Crew members on HMCS Calgary took photos and collected other information

Christine Sinclair named Canadian Women’s player of the year again

This is the 14th time Sinclair has been named player of the year

B.C. man wants trapping laws changed after dog killed

Louis Seguin’s 10-month-old Australian shepherd died in a body-gripping trap last month

Nearly 8,000 homeless in B.C., first province-wide count reveals

Twenty-four seperate counts in B.C. cities found there are thousands of homeless in all corners of province

Most Read