Communication important

A Greenwood resident puts pen to paper about the recent all candidates forum.

The all candidates meeting was interesting to say the least.

My biggest concern was that for the most part the public was there to hear something and was told nothing. Only four people of about 100 asked any questions.

I caught one ladies comment as she was leaving the meeting: “This was a (explicit) waste of time.” To that poor lady I suggest if you did have a question and did not ask it perhaps you indeed wasted your own time!

We did hear very clearly about how many committees they have all been on and how they have worked so hard on these committees. I quietly asked myself, isn’t that what they are supposed to do?

The fence for example is part of our cemetery trust fund and the RD renewal project. What did they do to make a difference?

They have overspent the legal budget by well over $10,000. We have two months left in our fiscal year. We have to balance. We still have two more months of legal spending.

Rumour has it they are in some kind of talks to market our water. I wonder, will that announcement be made just before election day? Great strategy guys.

I heard too, many grumblings about the lack of communication and transparency. Seems this was a lot to do with the last election platform as well.

We need a council that will engage the public and encourage their participation with issues, not hide them behind in-camera meetings. I say to all council in fairness: you are five people with five ideas. There are 500 plus people in Greenwood with ideas and opinions embracing them could serve to build a more productive city and create a better spirit of cooperation.

Byron Goch, Greenwood

 

Just Posted

Minor injuries in car, semi accident near Greenwood

Road conditions were likely a factor in the Friday morning crash.

UPDATE: B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Clerk Craig James, security chief Gary Lenz call allegations ‘completely false’

B.C. man fined $10,000 after leaving moose to suffer before death

Surrey man was convicted last week on three Wildlife Act charges

‘Blue Monday’ isn’t real, but depression can be

CMHA encourages people to prioritize their mental health

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

Parole granted for drunk driver who killed B.C. RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn’t provoke

Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School said he was trying to defuse the situation

New military armoury opens in Cranbrook

Military presence in the Key City a part of the 44th Engineer Squadron

Most Read