I have followed the process to purchase the portion of the railroad through Lake Country. I believe this process is seriously flawed.
As the November 2014 municipal election in B.C. proved, there are not many people that vote in the first place (due a terrible set up—Lake Country city hall had three years to get ready for) but with this large non-budget item City Hall is even more brazen.
This is an issue that should be a true referendum not the way this alternative process is set up. All registered voters should get a Yes/No form sent to them in the mail with their names on it to prevent fraud and not be forced to go down to City Hall during their working hours,( Most registered voters work during those same hours and, as voting has shown they do not come out in droves, they do not have the time to go down to City Hall it is closed when they get back from work.
These forms should be simple to produce and cost not much more than the full page advertising City Hall is buying in the two local weekly papers.
Tobias Mit, Lake Country