‘Learnings’ From the Sechelt AGLG Report

The Auditor General for Local Government has finally released the long anticipated “Learnings From Local Government Capital Procurement Projects and Capital Management Programs – District of Sechelt”. My first inclination, as a Councillor, was to be very relieved:  we can now talk openly about the issues we found at the District since taking office last … More ‘Learnings’ From the Sechelt AGLG Report

Organizational Review

In the past few weeks the tone has shifted considerably at the District offices and on Council.  The new Council has now settled into its role and is actively engaging tasks as if routine.  The new committee structure has been set-up and Council liaison relationships have been established.  Sechelt’s new Council, in my opinion, is … More Organizational Review

Helmut Pastrick talks Sunshine Coast Economy: and my response…

Recently, we had the great opportunity to listen to a distinguished economist, Helmut Pastrick, tell us about his economic forecast for the Sunshine Coast (linked here).  Pastrick is a serious economic heavyweight: he leads the analysis team for Credit Unions across BC and Ontario (no small matter).  He is also a former employee of CMHC, … More Helmut Pastrick talks Sunshine Coast Economy: and my response…

Thanksgiving Message

The stage is now set for Sechelt’s November 15th Municipal Election! I’m writing first and foremost to thank the 14 other Councillor candidates and 3 Mayoral Candidates as well as congratulate our 2 School Board Trustees. Running for any government position, and putting your name and credibility on the line, is no small matter.  We … More Thanksgiving Message