Candidates should receive orientation

Following the election, the new council will receive a five day “new council orientation program.”

Dear Editor:

Summerland CAO Tom Day is quoted as saying that “People sitting at the council table are responsible for $30 million and 100 employees” and that, following the election, the new council will receive a five day “new council orientation program” covering “governance, administrative and legal, finance and planning, effective meetings and an infrastructure tour.”

Wouldn’t it be a great idea to make this course a prerequisite to running for council — thus having all candidates understand up front the challenges of bringing their various philosophical ideas to fruition?

John Bubb

Summerland