Here we go again folks. I don’t like it anymore than you do, but we have major problems with our local government.
It took me a long time to find out what was going on in our government for the last 10 years or so. It takes a lot to shock me, but I have been shocked at what I discovered.
Since April 2011, I hoped we would finally have what was promised by those who stepped up to get things back in order.
The vision set forth at that time is a stark contrast to what we have today. This statement is just as true today as it was in 2007: Union Bay landowners are represented by elected officials cherry picking rules, regulations, policies, and obligations/duties as officers to protect the interests of us – the landowners.
In my opinion, this Board is compromised, leaving the community vulnerable financially – therefore, at risk. You comfortable with that?
Any TAG steering committee members reading this need to contact their buddies and start asking questions.
I have been patient and see nothing but problems ahead with a Board continuing this way. And, don’t even get me started on the fact it’s a Political Party – thanks for replacing our system of government without asking us, and actually succeeding in dividing the community further. Not a member of TAG – you’re officially on ‘the other side’.
More to come…………
I want to acknowledge a very thoughtful gesture and genuine concern for others by Alan Webb. Politics aside, Alan phoned me Friday and was concerned about disturbing posters put up in the community with my name displayed. He was so concerned he offered to go with me and remove them. Alan went above and beyond what was necessary or expected, displaying his community spirit and integrity.
You are a welcome addition to our community. Thank you for making my first run in an election pleasant and interesting.
Thank you Alan.
I had posted something earlier on The Cumberlander, but the editor must be away right now.
Congratulations to Alan Webb who defeated me yesterday (I received 39 votes – increasing my support base ten fold – yay) for a Trustee position on the Union Bay Improvement District Board.
On another matter which took place Friday. Only a disgusting piece of crap would feel comfortable sneaking around like a rat anonymously distributing their garbage. The first person that comes to mind that has stooped to these depths previously is the owner of the following website which he proudly displays. He has identified himself as Bryan Baker of Comox and has left a few suggestions as to what he thinks should happen in Union Bay.
There is something wrong with our community standards and it’s not up to UBID – fire, water, lighting – remember? The community needs to encourage differing opinions – not join in or covering for those who are cowards like the owner of the disturbing picture.
The owner clearly displays their lack of respect for women – same as Baker who first sent me an anonymous obscene email and then created a blog using my name to simply discredit me and praise his friends – no facts.
Why are we supporting and encouraging Hillbilly Ethics?
Another interesting meeting worth watching. Announcements planned for AGM.
You will see I am still confused regarding TAG and the UBID Board.
There is certainly a lot of talk about the election this Saturday. It’s good for people to discuss the issues and what they want for their community. We all love Union Bay and care about the future of this beautiful piece of paradise.
The decisions we make now regarding our water supply is forever. There will be no turning back. We can’t be selfish only worrying about how decisions affect us while we’re here.
No one will be living here without water. We must protect the source and understand the limitations. We have been told the dam could be raised if necessary. I have been advised raising the dam is not an option. Now what?
We need a government that will freely provide information so all residents are aware and able to make informed decisions regarding our community.
I believe in open and accountable government – it’s not just talk – I will be the one you can count on to include you – not exclude you. I believe we are all equal. I believe in, and am willing to defend Democracy.
NOTE: I hope the rumor I heard is not true. If any of the present Union Bay Improvement District Trustees are considering stepping down within the next few months, they should do so now and not force another byelection unnecessarily. If this is the tactic the political party controlling the Board is considering in order to maintain control of the Board, then the community is being manipulated and our Democracy is nothing but a farce. Time will tell.
In the last 12 months the TAG Board implemented committees comprised of residents and Board Trustees. The community was hopeful changes and corrections would be made.
The Committees are now collapsing and members are considering leaving. Members feel it’s a waste of time – nothing happens or changes. The Financial Committee has been unable to get financial statements – didn’t we just go through the last decade trying to find out where our money went only to find we’re almost bankrupt and the proud 60% owner of a property we can’t sell?
The political party structure does not serve us – only the party and its’ Leader.