City council spending taxpayers’ money wastefully

There is an election coming up in Nanaimo for council and mayor and I think it is time we evaluated the present and past council.

To the Editor,

There is an election coming up in Nanaimo for council and mayor and I think it is time we evaluated the present and past council.

First of all the Bowen Road expansion was and is a waste of taxpayers’ money. Did we reallly need to spend that much money to widen a secondary road? We have the bypass and the Island Highway.

I use Bowen Road a lot and I for one never had any problems with the way it was.

The millions of dollars of our money should have been spent on something that would have been more structural to everyone.

Second, the former city manager’s severance and pension – shouldn’t we as citizens have been made aware of the fantastic amount of money that man was awarded?

Why did city council refuse to let us in on the ridiculous reason for their decision?

Third, should council have given itself a 24-per cent raise in an unsound economy? It seems very unprofesssional to me.

Come election time, it is imperative that we get out there and vote for a better Nanaimo, with a new mayor and council.

Dave Noble

Nanaimo