SAANICH COUNCIL DISCUSSES SUPPORT FOR JUNO AWARDS BID
Jan 25, 2011
SAANICH IS SUPPORTIVE OF A GREATER VICTORIA BID TO HOST A JUNO AWARDS CEREMONY, BUT IS NOT READY TO SIGN TO A BLANK CHEQUE TO HELP PAY FOR IT.
THE QUESTION WAS A LATE ADDITION TO THE AGENDA FOR A COUNCIL BUDGET SESSION IN SAANICH.
MAYOR FRANK LEONARD WAS TROUBLED BY THE SHORT NOTICE…HIS COUNTERPART IN VICTORIA ASKED HIM FOR A DECISION BY THURSDAY OF THIS WEEK. NEITHER LEONARD NOT ANY OF HIS COUNCILLORS WAS READY TO MOVE THAT QUICKLY.
“I think it’s a significant event, it’s a great opportunity. I’d like to see us make a motion of support for the event with the caveat that we are prepared to talk about money but we can’t commit to anything at this point…well, talk about resource support”
THE VICTORIA BID COMMITTEE SAID IT WOULD HAVE TO BE A REGIONAL INITIATIVE, WHEN IT ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION TO APPLY.