Re: Temperature rising on Southlands, June 8
Please tell me Mayor Lois Jackson was misquoted, taken out of context, anything, but please tell me she did not say (regarding the Southlands), "it would ultimately be up to council to decide what it considers to be in the best interest of the community."
I would be very disappointed to know that Jackson - or anyone else on Delta council - actually thinks their role is to "decide what is in the best interest of the community." They were not elected to play God. They were elected to represent and carry out the wishes of the majority of the citizens who elected them, whether or not they personally, or as the mayor or a member of council, agree with them.
In her first three mayoral elections, I and a small number of others spent countless hours, expended an enormous amount of energy and emotion, not to mention our own money and that which we raised on her behalf, getting Jackson and councilors sympathetic to her elected. We did it because we believed she genuinely wanted to provide what the majority of people in Delta wanted.
Note I say provide, not decide. It would appear, and has for some time, that we were mistaken in that belief.
If Jackson was correctly quoted, I ask that she and any councillor that shares her belief to reconnect to the reality of what their role should be and get back to representing instead of ruling - before they further damage a community they are supposed to be protecting.