First of all, let me apologize to BayBuzz subscribers for the “dump” of numerous articles into your e-mailboxes over the weekend. “Operator Error” as they say.
We launched the new BayBuzz website over the weekend (check out all the new features) and managed to publish every new article in the queue as a blog post. Sorry!
But there is a method to our madness. This week we will be featuring a number of articles on “governance” here in the Bay, starting with Mayor Yule’s favourite issue … amalgamation.
Amalgamation is the “800 pound gorilla” on our local scene, with local elected leaders and the public divided at this early stage. Kathy Webb, in Na-Pure and Ha-Stinks, looks at the divided opinion on amalgamation, as well as “shared services,” its more incremental rival approach. And along the way, she provides some entertaining historical perspective on the issue.
Kathy put several dozen hours into pulling together her comprehensive report. Because it’s a feature-length article (4000 words), I’ve attached it as as a Word doc give you an easy option to print it out.