I find it interesting so few letters to the editor speak about the proposed municipal governance referendum. And those that do are positive. Perhaps there are no negative letters?
The absolute silence from local municipal politicians is interesting as well. Are citizens to assume they would rather continue wasting taxpayers money than ask a simple question about future governance?
We must remember that a question is all the Society for the Future Governance of Greater Vernon is asking for, question about future governance models that would accompany the ballot in the 2014 municipal elections.
Nobody will be asked to vote in favour of or against unification. The society simply wants to have the question asked so citizens of Greater Vernon can choose how to proceed for the next 10 or 20 years.
Interestingly, so do a couple of thousand local citizens who have made the effort to sign the petition to date.
So Mayor Sawatzky, Mayor Garlick, Chairman Nicol how about it?
What’s your stand on a review? You were all elected to govern; staying silent is not an acceptable option.