External review cancelled
The district will not be proceeding with an external review to examine and evaluate staffing issues and Mission's operational capabilities.
The motion received unanimous support when it was introduced by Coun. Nelson Tilbury at an April 14 committee of the whole meeting, however most councillors changed their minds Monday night when they were asked to formally adopt the recommendation at a regular council meeting.
Tilbury says he's disappointed with the decision, but is satisfied the issue of low staff morale and bullying by council is being recognized and addressed. He still believes the district has lost "key people" with vast amounts of knowledge and expertise about Mission to resignations and retirements in the past 2.5 years. Last month The Record reported nine senior managers have left the District of Mission since the last election in 2011.
Read Friday's Mission Record for more details