Council spending too much time on one issue

Council spending too much time on one issue

In the Tuesday, Nov. 26 edition of the NEWS, there were several issues at the Parksville council meeting about Orca Place.

As this home was a concern to many and thus some council members were elected because of these concerns it is only reasonable that these concerns would continue.

I would, however, remind the council that their job is to act as trustees for the transfer of tax dollars to meet the requirements of running the necessary services and infrastructure of the city. It is not in anyone’s best interests to use your position to further your personal viewpoints on social issues within the city.

This facility may well have been purchased by the city (it remains to be seen just why this was done although I’m sure everyone has an opinion on that matter). To now imagine that ownership gives one the right to information about residents is beyond belief.

If in fact the council believes themselves entitled to know this under the guise of determining the success of this facility I would ask just when did they become experts in this field?

As I recall many council members justifying their pay increase due to the tremendous hours spent preparing for their jobs, I find it hard not to think that maybe that pay increase wasn’t needed when so much time and energy is being spent on one facility.

Pauline Liste

Parksville