The voters in Greenwood, in accordance with the democratic processes in place, have elected the current Greenwood city council to make decisions. They were not appointed.
At times they may be called upon to make very difficult decisions—and hopefully execute them in accordance with the relevant rules and regulations of the day.
I would expect the recent termination of the past CAO to be considered in this category. If they do not make these difficult and accountable decisions, they are abdicating their responsibilities.
I personally like our current mayor Ed Smith. I find him to be easily approachable and available, and think he is capable of being capable. I believe he’s a good person.
Without going into any detail regarding the circulating petition, I think the petitioners are doing what they think and understand they have to do in serving both their agenda and those of the local folks that are supporting what they are attempting to accomplish.
I understand they have close to 200 supporters at the time of this writing. This would confirm to me that they have assembled their facts accurately, that they have been thorough in their research and are confident in what they are doing.
In due course we will all see how this situation is resolved, as it inevitably will be. My hope is that it can be resolved reasonably amicably and then put to rest.
This is simply democracy at work. We as Canadians have to appreciate that we have this right. Remember Canada Day is July 1.
– Alex Larson, Greenwood