The CVRD Board of Directors passed this motion at their Board Meeting tonight.
‘That the CVRD advise Steelhead LNG that the Regional District is opposed to an LNG facility at Bamberton or anywhere else in the region.’
Unanaimous motions on controversial matters are not commonplace, which underlines the significance of the Directors closing ranks in solidarity of purpose.
Moved by Cowichan Bay’s Lori Iannidinardo and seconded by City of Duncan’s Sharon Jackson Directors lined up to speak and solidify the Boards intentions.
The clear direction comes on the heels of ‘Senior Staff’ telling politicians that they must remain neutral on a pending application from Steelhead LNG who had meet with Planning Manager Ross Blackwell.
Speaking out on issues is the stuff and substance of local politics. It is the responsibility of our elected officials to respond and take positions on issues pending, or in play.
However they must always be open and receptive fully considering any new information.
This serves as a heads up for CAO Brian Carruthers. He had better refocus and redirect his management staff, clarifying that their role does not include interfering in the political arena.
Residents through the Cowichan Valley were well served by the Boards actions opposing any LNG facilities setting up in the region.
Thank you CVRD Directors, you got it right!