Why Re-elect Doug Findlater?

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mystica
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Re: Why Re-elect Doug Findlater?

Post by mystica »

Last nights forum was interesting - Obviously the incumbent mayor is already sure enough of his popularity to win this election that he does not need to waste time answering any questions we might have???
Maybe he and the crew were out celebrating in case they don't have time on Saturday!!!

I was saddened by their collective absence from this forum. It showed a total lack of respect *bleep* those who gave up our evening to go and get more information that might help us fine tune our voting choices. Mind you, in some ways, my decision is easier now.

In regards to the constant comment that Johnston has no experience - I offer a number of points.

1.When a new Member of Parliament or a new MLA or a new Mayor is elected they have a "staff" who have been doing the background day to day work ready to advise them. "Staff" are the main workers and the elected representative takes the collective experience of these employees to use in the best way they see fit.

2. When Rosalind Neis became Mayor, she had no experience and had to learn on the job andcontend with a council that was thin on the ground as far as supporting her was concerned!

3. When Doug Findlater became mayor, he also has no experience. Learning on the job fell to him too! Perhaps that's why he is so grumpy.

Having an inexperienced mayor would be nothing new for West Kelowna and nothing to be too afraid of.
Energy,fresh outlook, and an interest in the whole community (rather than just the old boys network) would be a refreshing change for us.

I have to agree with Playhard....Tata to Doug. Perhaps he and some of his other soon to be retired council could take up fishing together.

Just as an aside.......
I have to say that the council has always reminded me of the seven dwarfs(Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, Dopey) Some of the councilors fit their names perfectly!

We should play the "match the Dwarf" game one day!
nextimeround
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Re: Why Re-elect Doug Findlater?

Post by nextimeround »

It's not just the "learning the job" part, it's learning about the community, learning about management, learning how to be a leader, etc. We have too much at stake to gamble that this young man, despite his charisma, has even the basic wisdom and knowledge needed to take on such a critical job at such a critical stage in our development. Things are shaky enough as it is. The last thing we need is staff taking more control. They are after all supposed to be led by the elected officials, not the other way around.

Get involved with the community Stephen and see you in 4 years.
playhard2010
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Re: Why Re-elect Doug Findlater?

Post by playhard2010 »

mystica wrote:Last nights forum was interesting - Obviously the incumbent mayor is already sure enough of his popularity to win this election that he does not need to waste time answering any questions we might have???
Maybe he and the crew were out celebrating in case they don't have time on Saturday!!!

I was saddened by their collective absence from this forum. It showed a total lack of respect *bleep* those who gave up our evening to go and get more information that might help us fine tune our voting choices. Mind you, in some ways, my decision is easier now.

In regards to the constant comment that Johnston has no experience - I offer a number of points.

1.When a new Member of Parliament or a new MLA or a new Mayor is elected they have a "staff" who have been doing the background day to day work ready to advise them. "Staff" are the main workers and the elected representative takes the collective experience of these employees to use in the best way they see fit.

2. When Rosalind Neis became Mayor, she had no experience and had to learn on the job andcontend with a council that was thin on the ground as far as supporting her was concerned!

3. When Doug Findlater became mayor, he also has no experience. Learning on the job fell to him too! Perhaps that's why he is so grumpy.

Having an inexperienced mayor would be nothing new for West Kelowna and nothing to be too afraid of.
Energy,fresh outlook, and an interest in the whole community (rather than just the old boys network) would be a refreshing change for us.

I have to agree with Playhard....Tata to Doug. Perhaps he and some of his other soon to be retired council could take up fishing together.

Just as an aside.......
I have to say that the council has always reminded me of the seven dwarfs(Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, Dopey) Some of the councilors fit their names perfectly!

We should play the "match the Dwarf" game one day!


Well said!!! See you at the polls!!

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