Example Exposing Fake Article

This is the perfect example of an individual attempting to publish a fabricated article and how easily people like this are exposed. http://www.thecumberlander.ca/show2041a45s/Why_Is_Alan_de_Jersey_Embarrassed
How can he believe no one noticed he proved my point?
Information IS power.

The videos posted at Union Bay Improvement News http://www.youtube.com/user/UnionBayImprovement/videos are to provide information to the public regarding the process and decisions being made on your behalf by those who promised to represent YOUR interests.

I previously provided your government with copies of the videos, but in keeping with their policies - information is not shared.
It is impossible for people to attend all the meetings, and the miniscule information provided in the minutes and the Landowners Update are inadequate.

In keeping with my beliefs - I want all of us to know what's going on. Only videos regarding The Union Bay Improvement District will be posted. More videos will be added to keep information current.

YOU GET THE GOVERNMENT YOU DESERVE

More at: http://allthingsunionbay.blogspot.ca/

Misappropriation

In
law, misappropriation is the intentional, illegal use of the property or funds of another person for one's own use or other unauthorized purpose, particularly by a public official, a trustee of a trust, an executor or administrator of a dead person's estate or by any person with a responsibility to care for and protect another's assets (a fiduciary duty). It is a felony, a crime punishable by a prison sentence.
From 2007 Mail Outs Titled "Fairness In Our Community", and posted on old blog. Still believe it to be true.
Again, if anyone thinks I’ve got my facts wrong. maryreynoldsis@hotmail.com more at http://allthingsunionbay.blogspot.com/ By the way, I’m not auditioning to become a friend etc., so I’m not interested in comments regarding my presentation, style, bluntness, politeness blah blah - get it? This is not personal – it is business – I don’t care if one of your relatives or friends or neighbors is an elected official. They are accountable – like it or not. It doesn’t matter what level of government – they are elected.

Union Bay Residents' Association - A Front For KIP

Union Bay Residents' Association - A Front For KIP
Union Bay Residents' Association - Created to Promote KIP

PROTECT OUR WATER SOURCE.
STOP THE FORCED TRANSFER OF UNION BAY`S WATER LICENCE.

REGARDING KENSINGTON ISLAND PROPERTIES: THE WORDS I USE REGARDING KIP AS A DEVELOPER ARE AN EXPRESSION OF MY OPINION AS A RESIDENT OF UNION BAY, BC., AND MY CONCERNS THIS DEVELOPMENT POSES TO OUR COMMUNITY.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

WORTH REPEATING

As electors, we must know what limits those who represent us have, in order to avoid costly mistakes due to ignorance, etc.  We need to educate ourselves regarding bylaws and rules in place to protect each and every one of us.

We must insist these bylaws and rules are followed by all, otherwise we have nothing to rely on to protect us from abuse of these rules.  If bylaws and procedures are not followed consistently, abuse of authority can take place.  

For instance, your water could be cut off without notice, leaving you no other option than to retain a lawyer in order to have it reconnected.  You could then be sent the bill for the original disconnection, plus the reconnection fee.  If you refuse to pay for the disconnection, which you feel was illegal, you could receive a notice that your water would be disconnected again.  

If those who make these decisions disregarding the bylaws and procedures are the authority - you have basically lost your rights as you cannot refer back to the bylaws.  There is nothing to protect you from abuse by those in authority because the bylaws are only enforced at their leisure.

We need to be informed and demand bylaws, rules, procedures are enforced consistently and fairly to every single person.  It is unacceptable and undemocratic to pick and choose when and who will be treated fairly.  

Those who choose to violate their position must be held accountable.  If money is spent unlawfully, legal action must be taken to recover the funds and those responsible must face the consequences.  Anyone who abuses their position in violation of the standards set out and expected, must be removed to avoid further damage to those whose trust they have violated.  

The individuals who form the government must ensure they read the bylaws, procedures, and rules to govern effectively.  Ignorance is no excuse and displays a lack of concern or arrogance by an individual who has accepted a position to represent the electorate.


Whenever these individuals are unsure of their position, they have the resources available to advise them, such as a law firm specializing in government.  The law firm is consulted for legal matters and to advise conduct of those elected to office.  When in doubt, the law firm would be the source to provide answers such as matters of Conflict of Interest.  Any elected official should educate themselves regarding conflict of interest or perceived conflict of interest issues.  If an elected official was accused of a conflict of interest, they should seek legal advice, otherwise, how would they know if they weren't in a conflict?

A government body is expected to act in the best interest of those they represent.  It is a position of Trust.

Consequences of Illegal Acts
The consequences of a council taking any ultra vires (Latin for "beyond the law") action without having the necessary power to do so are serious. Such actions expose the municipality to litigation that can be very costly and often unnecessary. The Courts can declare bylaws invalid and award financial damages to persons who have incurred them because of unlawful actions by Council.  


The costs can add up: in addition to paying damages, there are court costs and the fees of pposing counsel as well as the municipality’s own. There is also the administrative downtime to be considered. Of course, all of this falls on the taxpayers so the effects can be political, as well. 


In some cases an illegal act by a Council can result in a lawsuit against its individual members.  For example, section 191 of the Community Charter states that a council member who votes for a bylaw or resolution authorizing the expenditure, investment or other use of money contrary to that Act is personally liable to the municipality for the amount, unless the council member relied on information supplied by a municipal officer or employee who was guilty of dishonesty, gross negligence or malicious or willful misconduct in that regard. The money may be recovered for the municipality from the council member, who will also be disqualified from holding office.