Well just seven days before Christmas and we are all blessed with the best gift of all Newsletter #67 (has it been that many already) and my personal highlight “The Mayor’s Corner”. Well here is my interpretation of what jolly old Saint Bruce has to say.
“Sometimes good leadership means making tough decisions that may make people unhappy and I appreciate that. Clearly, we must work harder in the community to communicate the rationale behind the decisions we make. We all want the same thing: a vibrant and prosperous
” Crowsnest Pass.
Well maybe they finally are getting the message that people are unhappy, working harder to communicate I have said it before they have done a better job of communicating than any previous council. Maybe it’s what you are saying not the fact that you are saying it.
“Further, we have noted the growing popularity of ‘Shootin’ the Breeze’ and recently, the ‘Fernie Free Press,’ both of which are available in many local outlets free of charge. The Voice, a web- based newspaper is also available, and in the future we will be considering these media in order to improve our communication”
So does this mean they will continue to communicate in the present local papers, or is this the year end message that Randy, Lindsay and Joni keep reporting the news "accuratly". We do have alternatives.
“The people from
, the hotel developers
and the representatives of the heavy industry have all noted the ratepayers
petition and the resulting inspection. I hope the inspection occurs as
soon as possible to prevent any reactive concerns from developing on the part
of these businesses.” Quebec
Sounds like the laying of the groundwork to place the blame just in case things do not work out in any of these area’s, I guess a politically shrewd move.
However that group, this past week determined that due to the ratepayers petition and the resulting inspection that they would decline meeting with us until the situation is clarified. Depending on the date of the inspection, possibly three to four months away, and a final report, I suspect we will be putting this major activity “on the shelf”
Why the hell would a municipal affairs petition have any bearing on a “jamboree” being held in
this summer. Will everything that
does or does not happen now in the Bellevue be blamed on the petition and the
ratepayers? Crowsnest Pass
“In closing, I will note that as your Council we have had to undertake some serious planning. In following these plans we have had to make some difficult and unpleasant decisions for the long term benefit of our community and its citizens. The “heavy lifting” is almost done and beginning next year we will begin to see the positive results of that planning and those decisions”
So we have got all the really crappy stuff out of the way, now all the good things are going to happen just coincidently in an election year.