Summer not the time to make important decision
Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 12:53 pm
In over 20 years of living in Okotoks I and other people I know have observed that some critically holistic issues have been either rushed into and/or questionably slated for the summer months — the time when the public is either too busy, absent or otherwise engaged to become thoroughly informed or interested in scrutinizing issues meticulously enough for the good of all concerned, or the bigger picture. I don’t enjoy seeing this tendency, particularly in matters of such high overall importance.
While undue delay in some cases can be problematic, in the consideration of Okotoks’ annexation and different growth scenarios I concur with the wisdom recently shown on rescheduling this examination. In order to gather and comprehend as much information as should be required prior to instituting such significantly life-altering options and their implications, I feel this was wisest. Everything is connected, and therefore, deep, keen scrutiny of every possible piece of research and projection is critical. I’m grateful that enough members of council more sensibly voted to not rush us all through this process.
That said, I would also hope that said research is more thorough and less biased as some other issues’ fact-finding endeavours that I’ve witnessed here over the years.