So, when you watch question period in the House of Commons or the Saskatchewan Legislature, you hear the opposition parties asking the tough questions of our governments. The process is all about accountability.
However, in municipal politics, there's no opposition. We elect a mayor and six councillors in Moose Jaw with the expectation that they'll work together to make the decisions that keep our community vibrant, safe, attractive and functional. That does not appear to be happening.
Some believe we have a number of city councillors who treat city administration like the opposition. Their work is continually questioned and in many cases they get sent back to the drawing board to do it again.
City Manager Matt Noble tendered his resignation this week, saying he's been trying but he has been "unable to resolve some issues" and he is "in a position where a contractual issue...is in dispute." We don't know exactly what that means but Mr. Noble says "there is potential" for legal action.
Are some city councillors slowing the process? You might want to give some thought to that.