To the Editor,
Let’s get it right this time, Lantzville.
Lantzville voters have a rare opportunity in a few days to correct a very messy and unusual situation through a ‘do-over’ of last year’s municipal election.
No fewer than four councillors elected last November abandoned their voters and their oaths of office this spring and resigned, declaring the newly elected council dysfunctional.
The shock of a majority of members of council walking out on the folks who’d elected them was a needless embarrassment to the whole community, and has stalled important Lantzville business decisions.
The upside of this action was to jar many local residents into action. For the Saturday (Aug. 8) byelection, a dozen people will compete for the four vacated positions on council.
Lantzville residents now have an opportunity to refresh and reinvigorate our council. Let’s take a careful look at every candidate’s positions, and this time, let’s not blow it. Vote as you please, but please vote.