Fire hall turned down

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Gone_Fishin
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Fire hall turned down

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I'm amazed at the ego of Mayor James Baker. The electorate has defeated a referendum to borrow millions of dollars for a new fire hall. Now, he's saying they will do it again, perhaps in a by-election. Wake up James, the electorate has spoken - why do you think you have a mandate to try again, even before the next election, simply because your personal wishes weren't granted?

The ego of that man is HUGE!

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PS - this thread is about Mayor Baker's actions, NOT a debate about the need for a new fire hall.
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I am also purplexed by his comment that they will try again, perhaps at a by-election.

Baker adds council may come back to the public before the next election.

"We could do it sooner and attach it to a by-election if that were to be the case."


Hmmm...what does he know about a pending councillor resignment??? I think it is a waste of your tax payers money that they should be going through another election process given that a councillor may be resigning in the near future.

Also, before submitting another request to spend tax payers dollars, have staff prepare an analysis of doing a complete upgrade and retrofit to the existing building. West Kelowna has done this with great results, reducing the tax burden by over $3 million.
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Reggin wrote:James could also try the alternative approval process as was used on the Capital News Center/swimming pool.


Yes he could, but would face political suicide.
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It's his career. If he and Council wish to go this route then that's their choice as they are elected officials that represent the populus.

Actually, it probably does not matter either way. By looking at the numbers for Winfield Ward, the turn-out seemed pretty low - either way voters were happy with the status quo or they just didn't care.

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