Silent no more

The mayor and six councillors have faced a number of wicked problems about which citizens hold intensely opposing views

I am writing to reply to the Oak Bay News letter writer asking the silent majority to say something about the complaints about Oak Bay council. It is our right to question and object to the decisions made by council. Some of the criticisms have been thoughtful and influenced my thinking on a few issues.

But, we may have reached a point with some topics where enough is enough. We are more than just one-issue voting machines or martyred taxpayers. A few of the recent letters are public meltdowns and one is almost vindictive. That is not healthy for a civil society.

The mayor and six councillors have faced a number of wicked problems about which citizens hold intensely opposing views. We elected them to take collective action. They follow structured rules of procedure to make decisions.

I continue to endorse this council and would ask Oak Bay News to revise its screening policy in publishing letters to the editor.

Warren H. Maidens

 

Victoria