PETERS – Opportunity cost is mounting for Kamloops council
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.
Well Mr. Peters the previous mayors were perhaps a whole lot more predictable but the issues and the boldness of administration grew and grew.