I have recently been alerted to former MLA Christy Clark's opinion on STV-BC. http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=77240258619&h=bKfp3&u=6Colq&ref=nf
I respect Christy Clark...clearly smart lady...however she should know better than anyone that no system is perfect.
My interests and income have no bearing on my vote...but because I'm involved in many committee meetings I know (and Christy should remember) that without a firm agenda it is often impossible to achieve anything. I can't help but wonder how 'stuck in the mud' government would be with numerous MLA's and no one agenda!
Have people forgotten the purpose of governent? Government is in place to keep things running. Different people and lobby groups have their own reasons for which parties they support and I think its very short sighted and dare I say 'pollyanna' to believe that simply changing the electoral system is going to radically improve their own power of influence.
It's all fine and wonderful to have fair representation - but at the end of the day -who will the MLA's represent? Their constituency will be huge and they'll all be competing against eachother! I see huge problems with egos and inauthenticity vying for your continued support.
That's my opinion - feel free to try to change it!
There was a slight debate around the virtues of suggesting a neighborhood needs cleaning up from a marketing point of view - especially when you're trying to sell condos like Bella, but I think we established well today that when friends and community members come together its extremely positive for everyone involved!
Any Developer who is willing to organize and contribute the way the Bella developer Peter Kefalas did is making a strong contribution to his community.
I'm a big fan of the corporations who can remember their community and I believe strongly that Edmonds community is going to be that much stronger for having Bella condos development! The Kefalas family is dedicated to building strong relations and I'm sure will continue to be active members! Other developers should take note!