Mayor’s report okay

Alice Finall does not make comments. She states facts and her latest annual report was just that - not comments.

In reference to your article in the PNR 23 Nov., 2012, Daly questions mayor’s report.

You ask “did (Alice) Finall’s comments go too far?” I have read all Mayor Finall’s reports in all the newsletters, including her latest annual report. My answer is absolutely not.

Alice Finall does not make comments.  She states facts and her latest annual report was just that – not comments.  What is meant by going too far – too much truth or fact?

All we see about North Saanich in the newspapers nowadays are pictures of Ted Daly and Dunstan Browne, keeping up an endless diatribe against the mayor, most of which seems to be driven not by rationality but by emotion.

It appears Mayor Finall’s crime is that she had the temerity to defeat Ted Daly in 2008 and be acclaimed in 2011. Her punishment is endless humiliation, starting with being pushed from CRD and seemingly continual victimisation behind the smokescreen of municipal affairs.

We do not pay salaries of councillors for them to exercise the personal animosities in our publicly funded council chamber.

At this point, a mediator will probably do little good, since there seems to be no common ground – just a gaping chasm of ideological difference. Coun. Daly could do great good on this council – he ran on an independent, balanced approach platform – but after being narrowly elected by a handful of votes in 2011, he aligned with Team North Saanich and has almost consistently voted with them.

Coun. Browne stated during the election in 2011 that he and Team North Saanich would roll back the measures enacted by Mayor Finall and the previous democratically elected council. With these and similar positions being taken, we can expect two more years of chaos until the elections in 2014.

But don’t mind me – I’m just the dumb old guy who has to pay for it.

David Olsen

North Saanich

 

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