Only one town votes to move ahead

Local citizen questions preference for status quo in recent municipal elections

Dear Editor:

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”.


Gaby Wickstrom


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