In the Aug. 12 issue of the Saanich News I read the letter to the editor from Gordon Rowland and agree wholeheartedly with his comments.
Because of the awkward question on amalgamation put forth by the previous council, there was no alternative to respond to a wide study on various forms of amalgamation other than to vote Yes.
In spite of the large majority of residents indicating their approval of moving forward on this issue, the incumbents continue to make Saanich council appear to be a dysfunctional body. Perhaps they did not get the message that people voted for change.
The only other issue could be that not enough change occurred on election day. I feel quite certain that if the incumbents continue with their obstructionist behaviour that a much bigger change will take place next election.