Lack of response from staff unacceptable

The failure of management to respond to our comments and queries is not acceptable

In the last while, we submitted several communications to district departments with regards to the recently imposed Glendenning Road parking ban.

The memos raised legitimate issues and asked relevant and important questions pertaining to the justifications for the ban. At this point, three of the memos to senior staff remain unanswered.

As a result, the issues contained therein remain unaddressed and unresolved. We believe that the failure of management to respond to our comments and queries is not acceptable.

Lately, Saanich decided to designate itself as a “respectful workplace”. In a recent note to a councillor, I wrote: “I’ve said many a time that ego is what we think of ourselves, and respect is what others think of us. As a result, respect cannot either be suggested, asked for or demanded. It can only be earned. In addition, respect is always a two-way street:  to get respect; you have to give respect. And that’s where the district has constantly fallen down in the past.”

In this instance, we believe this lack of response fails to recognize – and respect – the interests of park users who activities were displaced/disrupted by the parking ban.

The failure is also disrespectful of all Saanich residents who expect and deserve more from those who are paid well to serve to the highest and best of their abilities.

Dave Poje

 

Saanich