Congratulations to Tom Grant for fighting for equal voting rights for all participating parties on the Comox Valley water committee.
I think it is important that all the players have equal input in the determination of the future of this valuable resource.
However, the problem is of course that the arrangement must be fair for all involved.
The answer to the problem seems obvious and pretty simple. It would strictly be a matter of taking the total cost of the water usage, dividing it by the number of stakeholders and using that as the cost of a share for one vote for each member.
I am relatively sure that Tom could be the hero by getting the Courtenay representatives to agree to this arrangement and with their present majority the change could be made at the next meeting.
Not only would this make the whole voting process more democratic but it would save some money by eliminating the need to have and compensate more than one member from each member.