Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Politicians Can Improve The Despised Alternate Approved Process (AAP)

Don Maroc Process, the steps through which government bylaws and regulations must pass to become the law of the land, are both the boon and the bane of government bureaucrats as they guide the Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Politicians Can Improve The Despised Alternate Approved Process (AAP)

Don Maroc So the politicians who claim to dislike the AAP can with a simple decision at the Board table, make the forms much easier to use by allowing multiple signatures on each page. Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Have Cowichan Politicians and Residents Had Enough Of The Discredited Alternate Approval Process-AAP?

Don Maroc Process, the steps through which government bylaws and regulations must pass to become the law of the land, are both the boon and the bane of government bureaucrats as they guide Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: The CVRD is trying raise the Electoral Area ‘E’ financial contribution to the Aquatic Center by 313 percent.

The following is a ‘Guest Post’ from Loren Duncan, a longtime CVRD Director who represented Glenora-Sahtlam-Cowichan Station. Director Loren Duncan warns that the taxpayers are watching. Notice to electors within electoral area “E”: An Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan’s CVRD Money Grab Designed To Slip By Unsuspecting Taxpayers

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger One of the most abusive practices of local governments is the ‘Alternate Approval Process’. In plain english it is a money grab dressed up in legalese in an attempt to make is sound legitimate and practical. It is a process designed to fail and is an update from the old’ Counter-Petition Process‘ that only required ...

Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan News Leader Editorial Critical of CVRD’s Alternate Approval Process

                                   Our take: Can’t democracy move with the times? A dedicated group of people mistrusts the Cowichan Valley Regional District so much it appears willing to knock on doors in the pouring November rain and risk higher taxes to take it down. And if it turns out the community agrees with them, then hey, ...

Cowichan Conversations: The CVRD Directors Are Trying To Bring the Eco Depot Back!

Richard Hughes- Political Blogger When it comes to the CVRD Directors penchant for spending our money and doing it in a deceptive and sneaky manner this group of Director’s win the prize! Does anyone recall them, any of them, pitching you on the seemingly non stop list of expenditures that they wished to make when ...

Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Spending Is Out Of Control!

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes – Political Blogger The CVRD spending has shown what happens when happens when our elected officials are allowed to freely spend our tax dollars without meaningful restraint or accountability. The lack of accountability applies to such over the top expenditures as the ill fated Eco Depot proposal that rang up almost 2 ...