Attending both all candidate meetings at Oak Bay United and St. Phillips, I believe we have excellent choices to make for a competent amd independent council.
Municipal leadership is vital in maintaining the quality of life we enjoy in Oak Bay. I will not recommend who you should vote for, however, I cannot help but point out several issues.
Those councillors that voted against the Oak Bay Lodge proposal will not find my support.
I note that in retirement three years ago our former well-loved mayor, Chris Causton, did not recommend who should succeed him as he left that to the wisdom of the voters. I think it unfortunate that a former councillor should be so concerned to have her position replaced by her own chosen successor as to represent that absent candidate at St. Phillips. Unfortunately that candidate is now disqualified in my mind. You have six choices amongst the 11 candidates. Please do your research and let’s hit a 50 per cent turnout – it’s important for all of us.