Open letter To Coun. Helen Fathers:
I want to congratulate you on your emergence from the dark side.
Clearly, an honorable person of conscience would be unable to condone the methods and tactics used and endorsed by the CPR. Your statements about the value of independence were dead-on. The municipal system of governance is predicated on seven independent councillors debating issues, without prejudice, then making decisions that are in the best interest of the city, employing a majority vote. This is the democratic principle that was intended.
However, the CPR chose to take the city of White Rock hostage and dictate according to their own wants and desires. But they simply are not sophisticated enough to know the harm that their limited vision is inflicting on the city and its citizens. However, it is increasingly apparent to a growing number of constituents. By removing yourself from their ranks you have revealed a level of personal integrity, insight and wisdom that will serve you well in the next election.
I trust that the freedom of independent thinking will make you more receptive to the vision of Mayor Ferguson as she tenaciously peruses what is right for White Rock against the stacked deck of city council and their backroom agenda.
Well done and thank you.
Marc Burchell, Surrey