An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
A FEW YEARS AGO I suggested that Kamloops City council cut its size from nine members to seven — six councillors and a mayor. Other cities have done it.
A smaller council would be cheaper to run and more efficient, I said. The only point of having a larger council is to have a couple of extra people taking up space at council meetings — sometimes not saying much — and attending public events.
The idea didn’t exactly take off. Cutting jobs isn’t a popular idea, especially when it’s your own.
Well, here’s another idea on the civic process that might be worth trying.
Mel Rothenburger’s Armchair Mayor editorials appear Mondays through Thursdays on CFJC- TV. His Armchair Mayor column is published Saturdays on ArmchairMayor.ca and CFJC Today. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.