You said it so very well, Pirjo.
Those who serve on committees at the Capital Regional District know they are over-extended.
But what can they do? To some it’s a power trip to enjoy.Others know they are underserved. Starving for information, lacking in technical support. Mandated to vote on issues which they do not fully grasp.
Even if they were democratically installed in positions of authority.
Educating them will take longer than they have left in their terms.
So they turn to reports by experts on contract who are in short, sales persons.
What they need is the documented advice of in-house research staff. Personnel who will be around for years. Not to reinvent the wheel. But long enough to examine the most recent developments.
It’s all been done by other municipalities, globally. To learn what’s working well. And what is not.
We are not unique on this island.
Write again, please.