Residents deserve a say

A further referendum on amalgamation should take place, and this time with a simple yes or no question

Oak Bay council rejects amalgamation talks. Why are we residents allowing the mayor and council to make this decision for us?

I agree we elected these people to represent us but something as important as this to most residents, should have input from the them.

Council may argue that a referendum question was included on the ballot for last fall’s election but most everyone agrees that the question was, shall we say, somewhat confusing and misleading.

A further referendum should take place, and this time with a simple yes or no question. Without this, it certainly seems like mayor and council are trying to create their own little fiefdom.

Roger Newby

 

Oak Bay