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Was this the “better” Sechelt we elected?

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Editor:

With all the bad news coming out of Sechelt town hall these days, I thought I’d point out one good piece of news: the building is still standing!

Did Sechelt make it into the Vancouver Province and CBC news broadcasts for doing things “better”?  No. We made the mainstream media because they like to report on train-wrecks. Not only have we lost one of the best chief financial officers (CFO) in B.C., we have been without a deputy CFO for months, in case anyone didn’t notice. All this just as council should be getting ready for the up coming budget discussions. If ratepayers think a 3.5 per cent tax increase wasn’t bad enough in 2012, just wait. It won’t be pretty in 2013. 

This was the “better” Sechelt we elected last fall? Sechelt’s reputation is now tarnished in the world of the B.C. municipal civil service. Apparently they’re having difficulty finding the right people with local government experience to come and work in this hostile environment where “micro-management” by part time employees (council) is given a whole new meaning.

Keith Thirkell, Tuwanek


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