Though I live in Oak Bay, hadn't really paid attention. Other than Jensen had been annoyingly showing up at any community event he could this past year. That to me doesn't show leadership at all. Leadership is making decisions, not trying to be everybody's friend.
This quote from Jensen on realizing he lost gives a big hint - a pretty juvenile and arrogant answer.
".......and given the
promises that I heard from the other side, I hope the deer to be
gone in a year, and the infrastructure to be replaced in five.”"
I was not surprised Murdoch won but I was surprised at his margin. Personally, I
thought it was time for a change though I dont believe change for the sake of change is necessarily a good thing. Jensen has been around one way and another
for about 15 years and that's too long whether muni, prov or fed.
I found it telling that the small print on Murdoch's signs indicated Chris Causton as
his financial agent. Causton was mayor for a long time and would know Jensen as a councillor and as as a mayor, so I assume there was some inside knowledge or
opinion that wanted Jensen out.
Also, OB is changing, its less and less the redoubt of Colonel Blimps, tea, crumpets
and geriatrics. Its not old and addled Brit pensioners building all those cubes. A youngish software-type guy perhaps more reflects the aspirations and desires of a younger, affluent generation moving into OB. Bottom line, Murdoch is just one of seven council votes so real radical change is not coming to OB.
Edited by johnk, 21 October 2018 - 10:44 AM.