Mayor Finall herself on CFAX proudly speaks about her good work on the CRD environment and finance committees, and I’m sure it’s true.
However, a politician in a minority position who wants to continue those activities needs to learn co-operation and compromise.
Coun. Daly offered a compromise that would have seen Mayor Finall remain on the CRD board, and also on the finance and environment committees.
Her complete inability to co-operate with Daly saw her actually cast the deciding vote against having herself as the North Saanich representative at the CRD.
Mayor Finall was not thrown off the CRD board; she chose to not be reappointed rather than co-operate with Daly. Who do we blame for the furor that has transpired over this – the councillor who made the offer of co-operation or the mayor who rejected it?