Even though most people know what the political life holds for them before they take the plunge, they never really can get a sense of what degree the microscope is turned up to until they are elected to office.
Not to say Rossland council is unaware of the burden they have shouldered. There are many veteran councillors on the current roster, and there is enough political savvy and acumen to navigate nearly any tumultuous issue.
Like the Columbia/Washington project. A big dollar project that grew bigger as it went along, a new report to council has shown the extent of the cash involved, and its more than expected.
Its a hard pill to swallow for any council to admit it couldn’t rein in costs and, in this day and age, not many are able to.
But council still did their due diligence in accountability and fought the good fight to keep costs down.
And with the incredible make over the city’s downtown now sports, any criticism council may face over the cost should be salved by the knowledge of a job well done.