We think the Mayor and Council have to take some responsibility for the division in the community over the forestry issue. A public engagement process was promised in February and since then there has not been one public meeting for questions, answers, and discussions. Yet the logging/salvaging continues. People are frustrated, especially when they learn that one of the options being discussed is to push the public engagement process out to 2020 and 2021 (page 73 July 3 Council Agenda). The longer this is delayed, the more division there will be in the community. Once public consultation begins the citizens will be able to judge for themselves.