An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
IT WAS AN ENCOURAGING turnout at Tuesday night’s school board election forum. That is, if you consider 50 or 60 people out of a population of 93,000 encouraging.
Eleven candidates laid out their qualifications and priorities, one of them describing the crowd as “a large group.” And I suppose it was by school board forum standards.
It’s always hard to resist comparing the under-the-radar school trustee election with the comparatively high-profile Kamloops City council election and this was no exception.
One candidate wryly commented that “kids are more important than potholes.”
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.