I don't think choosing to operate a business in downtown Victoria equates in any way with a desire to enter into documenting or involving oneself trying to "undo" the misdeeds of the COV Mayor and Council.
I pay somewhat exorbitant business taxes, along with assorted (and expensive) licensing and permit fees to the COV for things like boiler permits, electrical permits, plumbing permits, building permits, parking permits, etc ... and for that money I don't necessarily expect a "helping hand" ... but I do expect law and order in and around my place of business, along with a generally supportive local government.
What I don't expect, is my local government actually working against me ... a local government that's working against my business.
Operating a business is essentially a 24/7 undertaking ... and small and large business operators often don't have the time, desire, or energy to get involved with trying to unseat a Mayor and entire Council because they're fundamentally unable to operate in a professional and informed manner - in other words, a local government acting in a manner that highlights the best interest of the COV, its residents, its business operators, and its taxpayers.
Edited by Spy Black, 05 October 2021 - 08:29 AM.