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Sooke passes first, second and third reading of the Five Year Financial Plan and more, at March 27 Council meeting — 2 Comments

  1. Yes, I always thought of the 3 readings as something put in place so that Council would go away and give the bill careful consideration and have 3 chances to do it so nothing was missed and they could research the things that they didn’t understand. To just say all in favour of first reading, second reading and third reading, boom done! Seems a bit lame to me.

  2. I agree with Boris the four readings of bylaws were indeed intended to give Councils time to research, obtain clarification, etc.Back in the day we used to do first and second readings to introduce the bylaw and field public input when it appeared on an agenda, then make changes or request more information, and schedule a public hearing if needed… The final reading would be done after all the changes were in place and everybody was comfortable with it… Now they just slam them through, having made up their minds in advance, and not intending to listen to the taxpayers no matter what we say. It’s not just Sooke behaving like Trump, other districts are doing it too. This is very sad,as it takes the democracy out of local governments. Too often the concept of service to your citizens has evaporated from elected officials on all levels, perhaps it’s a test of who is fit to carry power and who is just a power tripper! Easy to see who is who these days, but it sucks that they are learning their karmic lessons at taxpayers expense.

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