I noticed an advertisement in the Peninsula News Review the other day asking people to put their names forward to sit on various advisory boards for the Distirct of North Saanich. I thought to myself that would be interesting, how might I help? Then I reminded myself that the current council is so dysfunctional that a mediator has been hired to resolve disputes and personality conflicts.
I believe that behaviour is shameful. Why would I volunteer to help this council when it is doubtful that any time spent would be productive?
So I am writing to say I am not going to volunteer for an advisory board until there is a council in place that is truly functional and gets on with the important work of this region. I am also certain from conversations I have had with North Saanich residents that you are losing other people who would normally step forward to contribute.