QUALICUM BEACH ELECTION: A bunch of hot air without substance

'Never have we seen anything so bizarre as the antics here since . . . Qualicum Beach Concerned  Citizens appeared on the scene'

Our families have resided in Qualicum Beach for over a century.

Our career in business for 30 years working as partners has been focused on other tourist/retirement communities throughout B.C. and the Rockies from Whistler to Canmore, AB.

For this reason, we keep the pulse on numerous community politics.

Never have we seen anything so bizarre as the antics here since the new non-profit group Qualicum Beach Concerned  Citizens appeared on the scene.

This group obviously supports Teunis Westbrook, Barry Avis and out-of-towners Len Mustard and Dolores Fraser, with their American-style attack ads that generally smear the incumbent candidates. It is a bunch of hot air with no substance.

These ads are cleverly designed as fear mongering to scare our elderly citizens who make up the largest vote in Qualicum.

Why would you vote for a candidate ineligible to vote for themselves in Qualicum? If you did not vote for Barry Avis as the NDP candidate in the last provincial election, why would you vote for him now?

We have not heard one positive word of how they would govern better than councillors Mary Brouilette, Bill Luchtmeijer, Dave Willie and  mayoral candidate Denyse Widdifield.

We will only vote for independent candidates with no ties to the NDP, who reside in Qualicum Beach, and whose history here is  proven to be competent and of good character.

In our view, mayor Westbroek and former councillor Avis are incompetent as elected municipal officials. We formed this view because of what we consider their blunders that include a $900,000 Ring Road over-run and also approving the spending of $1 million on the old Fire Hall addition and, the worst of all, purchasing the school bus garage property for 1.5 million dollars.

The fact is the bus property was never zoned commercial. Any development proposed would require a rezoning and development approval by the town council of the day.

Qualicum taxpayers were in the driver seat without spending a nickel.

Now we have a white elephant with a greatly reduced negotiating position and the money is gone.

Where in this coveted OCP is the town in the development business?

Please don’t allow this bunch to dupe you any longer.

Brian Jenkins, Moila Jenkins

Qualicum Beach

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