EXCUSE the locker-room talk but this idea of holding a mayoral by-election is just nuts.
Here’s how the chain of events plays out, in simplified form. When the writ is dropped 28 days before Voting Day next May, Mayor Peter Milobar takes a leave so he can run full-time as a BC Liberal candidate (instead of what he’s currently doing, which is sort of half and half).
If he’s elected as an MLA on May 9, he then resigns as mayor. A mayorless Kamloops must decide what to do.