Re: Transparency needed on CRD controversy (Letters, May 4)
Peter McKay’s letter illustrates and perpetuates the mischief created by those who believe in conspiracy theories where none exist.
The council meeting was stacked by those of a like mind, sort of like bringing in the air force to shoot down a fly.
These people rarely, if ever, attend council meetings.
If he had bothered to attend, he would know that right off the get go Coun. Rick Kasper moved a motion that immediately restored Mayor Maja Tait as Sooke’s Capital Regional District director.
The mayor, however, moved an amendment that her reappointment to the CRD not become effective until September, 2016. She advised that Coun. Kasper was in the middle of some CRD projects and it only made sense that he carries on until the fall.
Both Mayor Tait and Coun. Kasper said that they were happy with that.
McKay’s spurious allegations do not hold water. He needs to know that when council members are appointed to entities, like the CRD, they are appointed by council and that includes the mayor. Such appointments are at the pleasure of Council and can, if required, be rescinded.
Indeed, there are a number of municipalities where the mayor, for a variety of reasons, is not the CRD appointee, so the appointment is not automatic.
As for who supported the above amended motion McKay needs to review the televised recording of the meeting. He can find it on the Council’s website.
It is the twisted allegations made by McKay that are an embarrassment to Sooke and its residents.
D.R. Matland, Sooke