Avoiding a byelection in Prince Rupert

We have seven councillors at city hall. In the last election there were more than seven running for the position.

Editor:

We have seven councillors at city hall. In the last election there were more than seven running for the position.

If and when Jennifer Rice steps down as councillor, why could the person who came in eighth not be called in?¬† They were the voters’ next choice.

That way we save the cost of an election. Seems to me to be a reasonable solution for a financially troubled city. If the city’s bylaws don’t allow a sensible fiscal solution such as this, then the mayor and¬†councillors should change the rules.

Elaine Calli

Prince Rupert