The Saanich Citizen Advisory Governance Review Committee is a most basic foundation committee as far as committees go, if they do their job properly (akin to the foundation of a building). It should be in close working collaboration with the citizens, not an isolated bubble phenomenon.
It should work closely and intelligently in tandem with the governance interests and citizens that they respect.
It was therefore somewhat disconcerting that your Saanich News article did not list the names of the committee’s membership. Could you please do so in a future issue?
Perhaps inform the people of Saanich what the committee’s mandate and raison d’être is. Then the citizens of Saanich could communicate and have an informed, involved relationship with this committee.
Under the leadership of Mayor Richard Atwell, Saanich has made giant strides towards a transparent, vibrant government. Let’s continue this positive trend. That’s the way we like it. And now, the names please.
Editor’s Note: These are the 12 members of the committee: John Schmuck, Julian Anderson, Art Beck, Joe Calenda, Matt Gauk, Zig Hancyk, Phil Lancaster, Andrew Medd, Mano Sandhu, Brian Wilkes, Caleb Horn and Jim Schneider.