LETTER: Democracy needs your help, Sooke

Weekly letters to the editor from within the Sooke community.

I am writing this letter to all those who can dedicate a little time from their busy schedule to help protect the democratic rights of people and animals in Sooke.

In the last few years, Sooke’s population has increased and so did city hall’s staff.

Municipal officers are now implementing rules that our watchdogs and folks never heard before and we need passionate citizens to keep an eye on our democratic process.

Many among us attend council meetings on a regular basis, volunteer on committees and create Facebook pages to keep track of changes and to spread the word around. Some of us have been watchdogs for many years regarding land issues, environment, permits, animals, and others issues important to any society.

The selection of new committee members will soon take place and if you are interested to contribute you need to contact Sarah Temple at the District of Sooke at 250-642-1634.

Some of our important committees such as the parks and trails advisory committee can benefit from volunteers with good typing skills.

A person who can type what was said and what was approved, or rejected during meetings will bring light and transparency to the public. Otherwise, important subjects will remain unknown.

The present volunteers are doing the best they can to chair meetings.

If you are thinking in running for council in the 2018 municipal election, remember that this volunteer experience will help you get more votes. Sooke needs more council candidates, especially, those who love animals.

Margarita Dominguez

Sooke

 

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