Making decisions

Resident makes push for governance study and road improvements

I find the mind set of many people who live in Greater Vernon very interesting. To change anything is instantly attacked by the naysayer. To them, everything is perfect the way it is and why change.

For example we don’t need roundabouts to move traffic safely and quickly through intersections.  Just look at the improved traffic flow at Pleasant Valley and 32nd Avenue, especially during rush hours. No wasted consumption of fuel and increased pollution as incurred at the remaining four-way stops along PV.  It sure looks like that was a good decision.

Now, for the current hue and cry currently being raised concerning the question of the establishment of a single governing body for Greater Vernon.

My question is why are you so dead set against the gathering of information in order to present the results to the electorate in order for them to determine if this should or should not be pursued?

After all, it seems like we have an awful lot of bureaucracy to govern 65,000 people and shouldn’t the voter have the final say.

I for one, and I am sure there are many like me, who would like to have all of the information laid out in order to make a knowledgeable and informed decision.


Charles Cline