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PETERS – No perfect path for Kamloops council in filling mayor’s chair

City council at work. (Image: File photo)

NOW THAT Peter Milobar is off to Victoria, Kamloops city council will soon find itself without its leader.

That’s a problem.

While some might find disagreements with Milobar’s leanings on particular political issues, or his larger ideological bent, few could argue his steady hand leading this council.

It’s the third council Milobar has been elected to preside over, and it’s a group that might be his most difficult.

He has had to keep a group of disparate voices and experience levels on task and on target – not an easy mission, especially when some councillors seemed more enamoured with city council as dogmatic forum than utilitarian decision-making body.

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James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

1 Comment on PETERS – No perfect path for Kamloops council in filling mayor’s chair

  1. We shall soon see what kind of happy family relationship lives amongst the members on City council. If His Worship decides to take the avenue of ‘leave of absence’, it might mean a sense of uneasy peace for the first while but the Ajax issue will be a stumbling block.
    Who knows what other issue(s) also might be lying hidden behind the protected walls of City Hall?
    If the City is to have a by-election, it might as well be for a new Mayor and (at least) 2 council members. We all wish the best for Marg and her fight with cancer. A health issue could arise with any one of the other councillors before the next election. The numbers are now stretched pretty thin; the loss of even one more of the existing members could mean a decision made at the Provincial level to deal with things. This goes over and above what any of us think of the present council.
    Maybe the numbers would be one new Mayor and 8 councillors.

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