EDITORIAL: Council wanted review of district operations

This process was to be inclusive of staff, business and community members: Kerrie Reay

Editor’s note: The following was a statement by acting mayor Kerrie Reay at last week’s council meeting centering around the changes occurring within the District of Sooke.

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Kerrie Reay

Acting mayor

District of Sooke council instructed our chief administrative officer, Teresa Sullivan, to conduct a review of the operations of the district.

This process was to be inclusive of staff, business and community members.

Ms. Sullivan was to engage in thorough interviews with all staff of the district to get input on what was working well and where improvements could be made. The review also expected consultation with community members, user groups and stakeholders; a process that should be continuous and with full support of mayor and council.

Initial changes have been made to better serve the public and to make certain the District of Sooke’s services are well aligned with the district’s strategic plan.

This will enable council to continue to implement key measures of the strategic plan being fiscally responsible, building on improved customer service and encouraging economic development. As any organization moves forward, change is inevitable.

The District of Sooke will continue to strive to provide better service, to do a better job, for community, business and resident alike.

I would like to add that I am in regular contact with Mayor Tait and she is apprised of all aspects regarding the district.

Finally, I would also like to ask the community to be sensitive to the fact that our Mayor is a new mom and be respectful of her leave so she can spend time with her family worry free.

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