Waste water treatment plant stirs controversy

Waste water treatment plant stirs controversy.

A cautionary tale of transparency, a community “in turmoil” and “council who think they are running a private corporation rather than a public office” :

There’s a litany of trouble in the seaside paradise of Sechelt that involves a cast of colourful characters and has its genesis in – what else? – an election and a whole lot of money sloshing around in the community of 9,291.

It’s a story that raises questions about financial controls on municipal councils, transparency, and the unintended consequences of a flood of infrastructure money from federal and provincial governments. It also may portend a future of increased conflict between municipal leaders and taxpayers, a majority of whom will soon be retired and living on fixed incomes.

 

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Waste+water+treatment+plant+stirs+controversy/8259447/story.html#ixzz2RKMc8hEO

 

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