Tues Feb 13: Reader Suggests We Need a Leaner, More Motivated City Council
Plus: Local restaurant manager charged with dozens of counts of sexual assault, sexual interference, and sexual exploitation; police seek additional victims
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Letter to the Editor
“In 2021, Council established a committee to examine the question of reducing the size of council after the next election. On September 30, 2021, a report in the Owen Sound Sun Times by Denis Langlois informed us that the number of members on Owen Sound Council would remain at nine(9) for the next four year term.
Councillor Dodd, who was the chair of the committee, felt that fewer councilor seats would make it more difficult for newcomers to be elected.
However, the main argument against reducing council numbers seemed to be centered around having less representation for the community and losing “too many voices on council by reducing councilors to five.” A motion by Councillor Koepke to proceed to a public meeting on a proposed reduction in the number of Councillors failed.”
In his most recent letter to the editor, Jim Hutton makes the case for revisiting the motion. Keep reading:
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An appeal from Owen Sound Police Service for information after a local restaurant manager was charged with sexual offences against 10 victims
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