Town antics are an embarrassment

Set aside your petty grievances and do what you were elected to do

What comes to mind when you hear the name Qualicum Beach? Do you immediately think about the amazing scenery? The soaring eagles? The quaint town? Or like me are you left wondering what in fact is going on in Qualicum Beach?

We have a so-called leader extolling the lack of professionalism among councillors, resorting to tactics such as phoning a local television station and then having a reporter come and bear witness to the evils of a so-called meeting which took place during regular office hours in a room with a windowed door, with town staff present in varying capacities.

The first question that comes to my mind is if the mayor was upset by council meeting why did he not ask what the meeting was about? Are we to presume ill intent? Is that the underlying message the mayor wishes to convey? Is this an example of effective strong leadership?

I am challenging the mayor to face up to some of the real issues facing Qualicum Beach and stop whining about the democratically elected group of four.

Our world view has become so narrow that we  are looking like fools. There are real and complex issues that need to be addressed if Qualicum Beach is to be a vibrant, growing community in which to live, work and play.

It is embarrassing. True leadership sets aside petty grievances, works towards the greater good, inspires best practice, trusts and motivates.

Anna Grieve

 

Qualicum Beach

 

 

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