Monday, February 17, 2014

Weeping Cedar Woman motions from 3 years ago and Maybe a Town Hall Meeting ?

Three years ago council was discussing the Weeper.In that time nobody has seen fit to buy the sculpture for 20 grand let alone the new price of 30 grand.Council has had 3 years to come up with a public art policy but as usual it didn't get done........Here's an idea : Council could hold a Town Hall meeting so that everyone could have their concerns heard with regards to this issue.It wouldn't cost the taxpayer much and it would be good for Council to hear other points of view . In addition to the Weeper issue ,sewer and water issues could be discussed.
       Report from the CAO
(1)              Weeping Cedar Woman Sculpture, Report dated 2010-September-07

              Resolution No. 328-10
Moved by Councillors Ashton/Tilitzky that staff be directed to proceed with the purchase of the Weeping Cedar Woman Sculpture, with monies from the 2010 and 2011 Arts Grant funds up to an amount of $20,000.              DEFEATED

              Resolution No. 329-10
Moved by Councillors Fraser/Baert that the purchase of the Weeping Cedar Woman Sculpturebe referred to the discussion on committees.              CARRIED


Anonymous said...

Who made this statement regarding the Weepert ???
Get Engaged !

"While this is a Very Challenging Issue and I have certainly heard of those who oppose that.
I don't think that Tofino in any way should Shy Away from this Challenge, I think that it's Ours to Meet.
I think it's a Teachable Moment in Our History and..
it is a Point of Conflict and if there is something we can say about this town,
We are Good with Conflict.
I'm OK with That.
This is a teachable moment and I think as long it's interpreted well and ,and this is given know to... I... I... I'm for it.
I just can't see another way around it."

Anonymous said...

God bless Jack Munro !

Anonymous said...

4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me

Anonymous said...

In the publics eye really means poke it in the public eye.
and if anybody wonders who gives a crap..... the district of tofino does.
every day it gives an offering of crap to the beautiful clean ocean goddess surrounding us.
isn't it time the politicians offered crap to the people in town? - offerings of badly painted fish, tacky mascots, political sculptures, parking meters, with more ugly to come.

Anonymous said...

yes it may be a teachable moment, or true Tofino is good with conflict but it doesn't mean we have to pay for it

Anonymous said...

what nobody seems to understand is that democracy was suspended back in 2005 or so when the Supreme Court ruled that elected politicians can do whatever they feel like without any responsibility or oversight aside from the criminal code of Canada.
so for the people of tofino who feel oppressed by unfair and disorderly acts that the shitty council inflicts upon the public here; well, suck it up.
( insert picture of Mussolini hanging upside down)

Anonymous said...

people fail to see what an incredible commercial opportunity lies herein.
someone is going to make buckets of money selling small replicas of the weeping cedar woman, sandy the mascot, mr. floatie, a matchstick kennedy river bridge, the stubbs isle, 3-d printed chocolate heads of shirley langer,chrome plated spikes,
man, the list is endless.
tacky is good!

Anonymous said...

In relation to, "tacky is good".

Anyone take a look at the junction lately.

Signage galore. What a frickin' mess!

Wya on earth would anyone do such a thing.

Totally tacky, totally west coast…NOT

or maybe it's the new west coast look ???

A "sign of the times".

Anonymous said...

wtf is going on here
Who made these statements about that we are "Good with Conflict". I am trying to make a living in this raw shit overflowing town and provide for my family. Is this the mayor making these comments? wtf my blood is boiling. just f**king tell me who said this damned. this isn't a game show! this will affect the future of my children.

Anonymous said...

Resolution No. 329-10
Moved by Councillors Fraser/Baert that the purchase of the Weeping Cedar Woman Sculpture, be referred to the discussion on committees.

I'm new to all these Resolutions. What does that mean "be referred to the discussion on committees."
please explain. thanks

Anonymous said...

Great, the blog is on fire again and I now hate every one in town...thanks Ralph

Ralph Tieleman said...

No need to hate anyone ! Hopefully this issue will lead to a public art policy and things will proceed in a logical manner .