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Takeaways Oct 11, 2016: No UBCM report; fire equipment expenditure (previously removed) now approved — 3 Comments

  1. I echo Jeff’s comments, thanks Britt, you hit the high points for those of us who can’t get there, and links to click for the reports, too… your coverage could not be better ( except if there were a click for the red, lol)

  2. Let’s see if I have this straight:

    1. The cabal left behind while Mayor Tait was on maternity leave establishes a Sooke Fire Commission to, among other things, conduct a review of the Fire Department budget;
    2. The Fire Department budget is cut prior to an audit (review?) being conducted and presented to Council;
    3. The Fire Chief is pestered into retiring;
    4. Some of the cuts to the Fire Department budget are re-instated in order to proceed with purchases, almost dollar for dollar, as recommended by the now-retired Chief;
    5. The Sooke Fire Commission is disbanded.

    That just about covers it to date. I have this image in mind of a bull, representing Sooke voters, being led around by it’s nose ring. Hopefully, they will break free and trample a few Councillors who might run for re-election, unless of course, Sooke voters enjoy being led around by their nose.

    Voters have to look no further than the names of Councillors who voted to cut first and ask questions later.