Selkirk Land willing to waive confidentiality requirement

Onus on city to agree to share details of agreement with taxpayers.

Editor,

As you know, Selkirk Land and Cattle Corporation instituted a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the City of Revelstoke for breach of contract.

A settlement agreement was entered into in May of last year.

As the taxpayers were made aware at the time, the settlement agreement includes a requirement that the terms and conditions of the settlement be confidential.

Since the settlement I have, on occasion, been asked if Selkirk would be willing to waive the requirement of confidentiality if the city could be persuaded by the taxpayers to do likewise. With a seminal election looming, the question has taken on an increased relevance.

With the current mayor’s stated goal of increased transparency at city hall, I am now being asked the question more often so, in order to clear up any misconceptions, I hereby confirm that Selkirk is willing to waive the confidentiality requirement if the city wishes to release the settlement agreement in its entirety to the taxpayers.

 

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