Letters to the Editor

Councillors can't be bothered

To the Editor:

Re: City spends to improve governance, Dec. 12.

The majority of Nanaimo city council does not want residents to bother them. Is it because they think our money is really their money? Do they really want us to go away, shut the heck up and let them continue to run our city into the ground?

This crazy censorship flowing hand-in-hand with a $75,000 study is a real crime in itself; for irresponsibly handing over our tax money to a private consulting firm to in turn tell us what to do and where to go.

A few of the alarming recommendations; have the council desk changed so councillors face each other and they don’t have to look at the public they serve, dump question period for residents and institute guidelines for communication between councillors, staff and the public – so, I guess, everyone is kept on a tight, gagging leash.

It’s time to revolt. Everything that is occurring with this council is beyond insane. It would be more prudent for us to pay for IQ tests before letting some councillors and mayor hold office.

Kevan Shaw

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