EDITORIAL – City should turn down adding another regional district director

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An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.

HOW MANY DIRECTORS does the City of Kamloops need on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board?

The City currently has six on the 26-member board and will soon have seven of 27 if a scheduled addition takes place. That’s because the city’s population has just barely crept over the provincially legislated population threshold for another director.

When it comes to a decision, it’s a discussion I won’t be involved in at the TNRD because it won’t happen until after the election and I’m not running again, so I’m able to comment on it in this space. Outgoing councillor Denis Walsh is presenting a notice of motion against adding a seventh City director for the new council to consider.

Walsh believes the council already has enough regional district representatives. It’s arguable that the City already has too many. However, he’s certainly correct that Kamloops shouldn’t add another one.


Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, 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 – City should turn down adding another regional district director

  1. Ian MacKenzie // October 5, 2022 at 2:39 PM // Reply

    I totally agree with Dennis and You- Ian MacKenzie


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