There was outrage, frustration and even fighting over salt.
Now, Vancouver’s mayor is defending how the city handled its snow response plan.
“Obviously I have full confidence in my staff and I think they did a good job given the circumstances.”
Mayor Gregor Robertson says city council and staff did the best they could under this year’s unusual weather.
But he admits, improvements can be made in the future.
Robertson says a review is underway looking into how staff could have handled the situation better.
“It will be bigger question whether we need to tool up even more. It is a real dilemma how much we have in place and ready for extreme events like this.”
When asked what mistakes were made?
“At this point, staff are doing an analysis on that, it remains to be seen what those mistakes are. An extraordinary amount of money was spent to deal with the situation. I think this will be a record year in terms of expenses to deal with snow and ice.”
During the month long winter storm, Vancouver residents criticized how the city dealt with icy roads, and sidewalks caked with snow.