EDITORIAL – How easy it is to spend money and delay decisions

An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.

IN POLITICS, IT’S SO VERY EASY to put things off, and so easy to spend taxpayers’ money.

A couple of unrelated items caught my eye during Tuesday’s City council meeting.

One of them was a proposal from the Heritage Society to officially designate Riverside and Pioneer Parks with heritage status to prevent development like the proposed farmers’ market in the parking lot of Riverside Park.

Coun. Kathy Sinclair expressed interest in the idea but asked that council receive a report on heritage issues because council hasn’t looked at heritage “in a comprehensive way.” Instead of a report, it was referred to a committee.


Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at

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1 Comment on EDITORIAL – How easy it is to spend money and delay decisions

  1. Deep resiliency, awkward moments and councilors homework…wait a minute…
    My deep resiliency to maintain composure from all the awkward moments caused by councilors not doing their homework…I try not to pay attention but I just can’t…
    Didn’t we just have an election a few months ago? What happen to all the pledges and promises?

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