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"No means no" ... or does it? Council grapples with slippery TALC plebiscite results
Some 491 Rossland residents—approximately one-fifth of the voting public—cast ballots in a plebiscite in June that asked if they were in favour of municipal financial contributions to the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre (TALC), and whether they actually planned to use TALC.
Council had varying opinions on how to interpret the results.
To summarize, some 198 people said, "Yes, I support council to make financial contributions through my property taxation for the use of the Trail Aquatic Centre," while 225 people said "no," and 75 people did not answer. That is, 46.8 per cent 'yes' to 53.2 per cent 'no.'
To the second question, 215 people said, "Yes, I intend to use the Trail Aquatic Centre," but 256 people sad "no," and 27 people did not answer. That is, 45.6 per cent 'yes' to 54.4 per cent 'no.'
- 171 people answered "yes" to both questions.
- 189 people answered "no" to both questions.
- 27 people were willing to contribute taxes to TALC, but wouldn't use the pool themselves or didn't answer.
- 104 people had another response that was either against or neutral about taxation: 22 plan to use TALC but said "no" to taxation and another 22 plan to use TALC but didn't answer on taxation. Some 14 people said "no" to taxation but did not say whether they would use TALC, and 46 people turned up just to say "no," we won't use TALC.