Re: “Harbour authority rejects councillor,” Feb. 9.
If Coun. Pam Madoff voted for the bylaw change that enabled the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority to override council’s choice of representative, council should have recalled her as its nominee to the board of directors at the time. She should certainly not now be re-nominated by council to continue to represent the city on the board.
And what are we to make of the double-speak from the chairman of the board, who says the GVHA did not “reject” the city’s nominee; it simply refused to accept her and asked for someone else.
Council should reject that directive in plain language and reaffirm its original decision to nominate the councillor of its choice. The city is better off unrepresented than to buckle under to the dictates of the GVHA.
Madoff and the mayor should speak up to defend council’s position; otherwise, their silence will be construed as conspirative.
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