Letter writers express disappointment in the ‘laundry’-like issues that are being played out at city hall. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: City hall antics aren’t honourable

I am not only disgusted but woefully embarrassed from what I read is taking place

To the editor,

Re: Alleged assault videotaped at city meeting, Aug. 5.

As a former mayor, previous longtime resident, business person having raised my family in the delightful Harbour City of Nanaimo, I am not only disgusted but woefully embarrassed from what I read is taking place by way of the incessant antics conducted by mayor and city council. Where is their honour, obligation and responsibility to those whom they have been trusted to serve? Self-satisfying egotistical grandstanding clearly evident by most. Idiotic, insane and bizarre are the polite words that come to mind.

Graeme Roberts, Brentwood Bay

To the editor,

Re: Alleged assault videotaped at city meeting, Aug. 5.

Recently moved to this wonderful, diverse city where civic pride is abundantly evident, very refreshing.

So disappointing to read the ‘laundry’-like issues that are being played out. Makes one hope that the current mayor and council could put past issues away, and concentrate on the important projects and management of this beautiful Harbour City. Make it their personal and collective goals to do right by the citizens that entrusted them to do so. Comes down to having a word with themselves.

Is this really a legacy that they would be proud of?

Jill Craig, Nanaimo

To the editor,

Re: Alleged assault videotaped at city meeting, Aug. 5.

What the ‘h’ is going on at Nanaimo City Hall?

I can’t believe the almost monthly revelations coming out in the news regarding our city council: bullying, envelopes left on windshields, resignations without any explanation, “bite me,” disparaging comments about councillors by the mayor, hostile work environment, physical confrontations.

What next? Is this our civic government or some weird reality TV show? Must we wait till November 2018 to clean up this mess? Tune in next month for the latest episode.

Doug Cahill, Nanaimo

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