You were absolutely correct in saying that Mayors were re-elected with a mandate. Mayor Bev Parnham’s community’s decision to have her as their mayor speaks of vision and a forward movement to the future. They are actively reaching out to industry to promote economic development and are focused on transforming their community.
Port McNeill also re-elected with a mandate. Stay with the status quo. While it is true that our mayor was elected with a 59% majority vote, there are still the 41% whose interests need to be considered. I disagree with our mayors statement the there was no explanation of change. They were, just to name just a few: Community infrastructure improvements, economic diversification, empowering the voices of our community (especially listening to young families and seniors) and an open & transparent government.
I have heard it said that the town should be run like a household. A little more coming in than going out. Even someone who runs a household needs to have some money in the bank when that day comes and the roof needs replacing. Drive around this little community and have a good look at the sidewalks, roads and major town assets. I dare say a “few roofs are leaking”.