PETERS – Opportunity cost is mounting for Kamloops council

(Image: CFJC Today)

HERE IN KAMLOOPS, we’ve moved past the point where it’s surprising when Mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson misses a meeting or appearance.

The latest instance this week was a team-building exercise that Hamer-Jackson actually voted in favour of months ago.

When Mel Rothenburger asked him about it, the mayor was in the Calgary International Airport, on his way back from a family holiday in Mexico.

Hamer-Jackson told Rothenburger he wouldn’t have participated even if he was in Kamloops, because he feels he should be leading these meetings, not someone selected by CAO David Trawin.

Regardless, it should be pretty well known by now that the mayor is on one planet and the rest of council is on another.


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.

About Mel Rothenburger (9652 Articles) 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 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 – Opportunity cost is mounting for Kamloops council

  1. Well Mr. Peters the previous mayors were perhaps a whole lot more predictable but the issues and the boldness of administration grew and grew.

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