Letters: Bi-polar behaviour in council

Hiring someone from outside the community irks letter writer

“Fiscal responsibility” is what we hear from finance chair Kasper and the rest of council, yet council passes a motion to give $3,600 to a club with no money to come up with a plan to build a bike park without any monies set aside in the budget for such an endeavor or any means from the bike club.

We hire a well-experienced CAO to manage staff affairs, and council hunts out another Approving Officer to come from Nanaimo twice a week on contract, (and removes the Approving Officer and Deputy Approving Officer titles from existing staff). The question is, how will an Approving Officer travelling from Nanaimo twice a week in any way improve land development application processing when we have capable staff already doing the job?

This is why we hired a professional CAO, to manage the staff for council. What made Kasper, Haldane, Berger and Pearson the experts in city management? Why bother with staff at all, if we have all the answers?

Puzzled in Sooke.

Ellen Lewers

Sooke

Just Posted

Shoebox Project reaches out to women in crisis

Boxes are distributed to transition homes

Bouquet sales support big dreams in Greater Victoria

Country Grocer features holiday bouquets for Help Fill a Dream

Emerald Gloves boxing brings fights to Langford

Langford’s Matt Daniels dropped weight for debut

West Shore RCMP seizes more than $16,000 worth of drugs

Suspected cocaine, pills and cash seized from a Greater Victoria home

UPDATED: $136M in transit funding coming to B.C.

The announcement was made at the BC Transit yard in Langford on Friday morning

VIDEO: Stan Lee leaves posthumous message for his fans

Marvel Comics’ co-creator died on Monday at the age of 95

Doctor’s note shouldn’t be required to prove you’re sick: poll

70% of Canadians oppose allowing employers to make you get a sick note

Port Alberni convenience store robbed

Police still searching for suspect

German-born B.C. man warns against a ‘yes’ vote on proportional representation

Agassiz realtor Freddy Marks says PR in his home country shows party elites can never be voted out

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Saskatchewan college honours memory of Humboldt Broncos coach

Darcy Haugan wore jersey No. 22 when he was a star player with the Briercrest College Clippers

Liberals to act quickly if Saturday midnight deal deadline breached: source

Oh Friday, Canadian Union of Postal Workers said it would not bring the latest offers to a vote of its members

Police probe several allegations of sex assault at Toronto school

Police say they have learned of other incidents of alleged assault and sexual assault

B.C. referendum ballot count jumps to 18% returned, Elections B.C. says

New count adds ballots received, but not screened for authenticity

Most Read