So basically this is where the horse trading takes place to see who wants to drink from the trough. And lets just ignore the claim that they are doing public service....come on they are in it for their personal beliefs and gain
Very democratic process....not....CRD Elections should be direct and independent of Municipal. And before someone says but how would that work, lets consider that Municipalities have made it very clear on numerous occasions that their primary interest lies within municipal boundaries....i.e. View Royal roadworks, Esquimalt Sewage treatment (which I agreed they were right to fight) Oak Bay rejection of VIHA Seniors Care, North Saanich rejection of affordable housing etc etc
Then these same folks appoint one of their own to the CRD to work on regional issues such as Parks (successful) or sewage (dismal failure) and then put up roadblocks to protect their area without regard for the greater region if there is even the remotest possibility that it may be unpopular for their electorate....
Its regressed into an autocratic farce.....its time to either have independent CRD Directors or continue to be treated like cattle