Letters: Mayor’s integrity evident

Mayor Wendal Milne was voted in because of his common sense

I was pleased to note your positive comments about our Mayor Wendal Milne in your recent editorial and I concur with them.

I remember meeting Wendal on my doorstep in 2011 when he was canvassing for the job and being impressed by his straight talk and evident integrity and decided that he would have my support.

The current council have done well since December 2011 in tackling the problems inherited from the previous council and for putting, among other things, our finances back under control and  dealing successfully with difficult and divisive issues such as the proposed bike park.

The initial year of office must have been difficult but perseverance and commitment have paid off and I believe that this achieved a more accountable council to the benefit of us all.

Always approachable and pleasant, Wendal has exhibited his leadership qualities and dedication without any evident prima-donna tendencies and has served our community well with his good old fashioned “common sense” approach to issues.  I regret that he is not standing again for the new four-year term but understand his personal reasons for this decision.

Thank you Mayor Wendal for your sterling service in serving our community.

Errol Anderson

Sooke

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