Who showed up and who didn’t?

Dear editor,
David Frisch's letter titled 'Why Did Politicians Stay Away In Droves? (Record, July 6), makes a very important point of why did only seven of 22 elected politicians attend Gil Peñalosa's June 16 presentation?

GIL PEÑALOSA spoke during a recent visit to the Comox Valley while Ed Schum of the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition and City of Courtenay environmental planner Nancy Hofer listened.

GIL PEÑALOSA spoke during a recent visit to the Comox Valley while Ed Schum of the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition and City of Courtenay environmental planner Nancy Hofer listened.

Dear editor,

David Frisch’s letter titled ‘Why Did Politicians Stay Away In Droves? (Record, July 6), makes a very important point of why did only seven of 22 elected politicians attend Gil Peñalosa’s June 16 presentation?

This presentation dealt with the topics of affordable mobility, fossil fuels and public spaces.

These topics should be near and dear to the hearts of any good politician. Their attendance at presentations like this should be their obligation, not option.

If Mr. Frisch was able to identify the seven politicians that did attend, I think he should inform the Record who those people were. I think it would be very interesting for the public to know who these politicians were and list the names of the others who did not attend.

What would make even better reading is an article that outlines the reasons why the 15 no-shows couldn’t make it.

Mike Hatanaka

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