Comox council maintains focus on its mandate

Dear editor,

I would like to thank and commend the Comox Council for refraining from voting on the petition about LNG. When I cast my ballot for municipal council I vote for those individuals whose general views on the management of our Town are similar to mine. I feel I have been well-served in the past three years. I did not hear any candidate put forward views on issues outside of their responsibility.

When it comes to the feelings and beliefs of citizens on any issue beyond our boundaries the council cannot reflect those views (for or against an issue),They were not given this mandate. Well-meaning groups with a legitimate cause to promote should be aware of this and not keep asking Municipal politicians to deal with issues outside their responsibility. Perhaps they could look for a better way to get the feelings of the public, i.e. petitions.

There are serious issues in the world worthy of our support and I admire those who take the time to address them. But please don’t ask a council to deal with these issues given the fact that they were elected to deal with their own local area and reflect the concerns of their citizens, on local issues. Wisely handled, Comox council.

Shirley McLoughlin

Comox

 

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