It struck me how all the candidates for council seemed to be saying much the same thing: “Let’s keep the town the way it is, but address some of the problems, especially filling the empty lots.” Of all of them, only one raised the possibility of a major change. Bill Luchtmeijer indicated he wished to abandon the population cap.
Yet Coun. Luchtmeijer now has the audacity to claim “The majority of faces at this table were elected on a platform of change.”
I hope the other councillors, none of whom campaigned on the basis of making major changes, will be quick to refute that claim, and in public. They must make it clear that they are independent thinkers, not simply the lapdogs of this one individual. Otherwise, the majority of voters in Qualicum will soon be wishing there was a recall process in municipal elections.
Elizabeth Marsland, Qualicum Beach