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I have to comment on remarks made by mayoral candidate Mr. (Walter) Jakeway

Having attended the recent political forum, I have to comment on remarks made by mayoral candidate Mr. (Walter) Jakeway. In references made about staff at City Hall he indicated:

1) Staff should take ownership of the budget.

Wow – this is scary to me – this is one of the most important decisions a council makes every year.

2) Staff shoujld be out and about.

I think, when necessary, they are – I see them regularly but mainly, be at your desk and get the job done.

3) Staff do not have job descriptions or performance reviews.

I know this is not true. As a past city council finance and personnel committee chair, performance reviews were done on a regular basis.

I wish Mr. Jakeway had done his background work before making these statements.

Bill Matthews

Campbell River

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