With the zeal of a televangelist, Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain used the final fourteen minutes or so of Monday's City Council session to highlight a list of Council achievements which he chose to share with the chamber and the audience online on the night.
In an era where large public gatherings are no longer allowed, Monday's update almost took on the experience of a virtual Hays 3.0 presentation.
With Mr, Brain reaching back to six years ago and his entry in the political scene to take note of where the city is today compared to then.
"We set a plan in motion as a community back in 2015. We started with the Hays 2.0 vision and at that time, you know Watson Island was still fully, that mill was still on the site and we didn't have the water project moving forward or any other infrastructure moving forward. Financially, we were, I remember one of our first budgets was arguing over 30,000 dollar issues in the Enhancement grant and we just didn't have the room to move and since that time we've decided we were going to stick to some priorities and get some things done. Now we're at a place six years later where we've accomplished a lot as a community" -- Mayor Lee Brain's opening notes to a Community update on Monday
The Monday night review did make note of some significant themes and the welcome progress found so far; or as the mayor had noted often during Monday's council session how the City Council was 'getting it done"
But for all the highlight moments, the presentation of Monday was high on praise, but rather light on any details and there was not much in the way of questions or contribution to the list of success from the Council members on hand.