Tuesday, September 11, 2012
It looks like we finally have a councillor with both balls and common sense breaking away from the pack and speaking out against yet another example of this council's planned agenda of maintaining the status quo by ensuring even more obstacles and impediments are put in place to discourage development here in the Pass.
Kudos' to Andrew Saje!!
Council Briefs Pass Herald
Safety Codes Services Bylaw
Council was to give first reading to Bylaw No. 843, Safety Codes Services fee Bylaw for the purpose of amending fees for safety codes services. During the 2012-2014 triennial budget process, permit fees were reviewed for all the Quality Management Plan disciplines for which the municipality is certified- Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire. Changes that were provided through the budget process were a collaborative initiative between Finance and Corporative Services and Planning, Engineering and Operations and are now being brought forward for enactment through bylaw.
“I don’t think this is a good initiative. 20 years ago the population of the Pass was considerably larger than it is today, so I don’t see the rationale behind this,” said Councillor Andrew Saje. “Any decision that Council makes that may affect the economy, especially if it is negative, requires something called the risk assessment. Since that hasn’t been done in this package, means it is incomplete. I will not be voting for it.”
Councillor Jerry Lonsbury moved the first reading. The motion was carried.
Note: For more on this visit my blogging 'buddy' Dean Ward for an interesting thread on this subject.
Let’s Encourage Development Please
Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone.