Why It’s Sometimes Important for People to Attend a Council Meeting…

by Arjun Singh

Why It’s Sometimes Important for People to Attend a Council Meeting…

Arjun Singh  January 17, 2017 at 11:38 pm

We heard an application at today’s council meeting for a resident to keep 3 dogs on their property. The limit is 2 but residents can apply to council for a variance to keep 3. Typically for these applications, the resident wanting the variance comes to council to verbally present their arguments as to why approval should be granted and to answer any questions council may have. This did not happen today. We did turn down the application. I am not saying we would have approved it if the applicant had appeared but, at least, it might have given the applicant more of a chance. I did a short Facebook live video on this soon after the council meeting:


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Arjun Singh

Arjun is a trained facilitator and is currently co-chair of the Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation.

Arjun was born and raised in Kamloops. His parents, Dr Gur and Mrs Manju Singh, immigrated to Canada from India in the 1960s. He previously served on council from 2005-2008. He has a MA in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University and a Certificate in Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement from Fielding Graduate University.

Arjun welcomes your questions or feedback on any community issue or initiative.

Since 2005, he has written a blog for Kamloops citizens and people interested in Kamloops – www.yourkamloops.com.

You can also find Arjun on twitter at @yourkamloops or @arjunsingh.

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