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#41 Mike K.

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 09:16 AM

Sooke’s chamber actually approached the town for money, and I believed they received a financial infusion as they were unable to support themselves. Now we have a chamber funded by the taxpayer, and that likely came about because Sooke funded SIPP.

But the SIPP presentation, oh man. It’s not what I expected. And this app idea seems so bizarre that I don’t know how it got past the concept stage.

Clearly, business people are not at the helm here, and Langford saw right through it and SIPP’s urban core focus.

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#42 TwilightZoneVictoria

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 11:59 AM

Why an app? If a business isn't following COVID protocols perhaps speaking to the manager or if particularly bad reporting to authorities. Reporting it on a privately made app reeks of witch hunt type app. If you want to find out that kind of information from your peers social media does it well enough. 

 

Not sure what the value in SIPP would be. The deliverables aren't clear. Lots of task-forcing and thought-leadershiping though.  



#43 Mike K.

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 12:51 PM

I would highly recommend individuals interested in this topic to view the post-presentation Q&A with Sooke councillors, who asked several good questions. I'm not sure if the entirety of council is convinced Sooke's investment in SIPP represents sufficient opportunity for a ROI.

 

https://www.youtube....ature=emb_title

 

If the link doesn't link directly to the time of the Q&A, it starts at the 1 hour mark.


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#44 GetLisaSomeHelps

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 02:35 PM

Why an app? If a business isn't following COVID protocols perhaps speaking to the manager or if particularly bad reporting to authorities. Reporting it on a privately made app reeks of witch hunt type app. If you want to find out that kind of information from your peers social media does it well enough. 

 

Right? Not only that, I doubt the app would get many downloads making it even more worthless than it already is. 

 

Like Mike said, how such a terrible idea for an app made it to development is beyond me. 

 

 

Not sure what the value in SIPP would be. The deliverables aren't clear. Lots of task-forcing and thought-leadershiping though.  

 

Siphoning money from FN/local governments/organizations to create a few well-paying jobs, I guess :confused: . Well, I can identify at least one 3rd party organization who are fans of the SIPP: the tech firm developing that app 


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#45 VIResident

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 05:25 PM

Sooke’s chamber actually approached the town for money, and I believed they received a financial infusion as they were unable to support themselves. Now we have a chamber funded by the taxpayer, and that likely came about because Sooke funded SIPP.

But the SIPP presentation, oh man. It’s not what I expected. And this app idea seems so bizarre that I don’t know how it got past the concept stage.

Clearly, business people are not at the helm here, and Langford saw right through it and SIPP’s urban core focus.

 

Understand, Sooke business licence fees funded the Chamber in the past, not 'taxpayers'.  That funding went elsewhere for a time.  

 

1.  Sooke Chamber Breaks from District (2016) https://sooke.pocket...trict-of-sooke/

 

2.  From 2020

Local business owner deeply disappointed by Council’s lack of support for Chamber 

https://sooke.pocket...rt-for-chamber/

 

3.  2020

GUEST COMMENT: Chamber clears up a few misconceptions 

https://www.sookenew...misconceptions/

 

4.  2020

Sooke council approves new funding for chamber of commerce

https://www.sookenew...er-of-commerce/


Edited by VIResident, 10 September 2020 - 05:31 PM.


#46 Mike K.

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 07:31 PM

Very good! Thank you for that.

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