I am writing in response to Dana McCombers letter regarding Dave Willie (The News June 29). I find Dave Willie honest, hardworking and very refreshing!
I am unsure where Ms. McComber got her facts when she states that Dave Willie was carrying on a personal vendetta against an obviously popular mayor, leader and man of integrity.
My gosh, it makes it sound as if Mr. Willie is not all of these things! Dave has been a volunteer in this community since the day he and his family arrived. He has been active with the local Rotary for over 20 years, was the first president of Bard To Broadway, volunteered at Milner Gardens, TOSH, VIEA, and the Qualicum Beach Airport Commission. He has been a member of the Legion and both the Qualicum Beach and Parksville Chamber of Commerce. I am sure there are many more I have missed. Dave Willie cares about our town and has proven it.
Since the election I have attended every regular scheduled council meeting. At the last meeting Mr. Willie voiced his concern when an invitation from the Farmers Market e-mailed to the mayor and addressed to mayor and council was not shared with council. Protocol dictates that the mayor forward this e-mail for general distribution.
According to Mr. Willie and other members of council this was not done. Apparently this is not the first time the mayor has failed to share information but this straw broke the camels back and all four councillors seemed disappointed with our mayor. The rules are meant to apply to the mayor as well.
Please let council do their job, not every discussion points to a personal vendetta.