City staff departures a positive

Congratulations and well done are warranted to all who are moving on, not negative implications.

To the Editor,

Re: City not concerned about loss of 15 non-union staff, May 26.

The article notes that of the 15 non-union staff mentioned as leaving the city, nine were taking retirement and six were going to promotions. From this situation, Mayor McKay seems to detect an alarming state of affairs. What is it about the mayor that he seems to see darkness where others see opportunity? Congratulations and well done are warranted to all who are moving on, not negative implications. We have good backup staff who can pick up the torches and run with them. Why does the mayor refuse to recognize this?

Ron BolinNanaimo

 

To the Editor,

Re: City not concerned about loss of 15 non-union staff, May 26.

It is great to read 15 managers at city hall have left for other municipalities and that more may be departing. The City of Nanaimo has been too top heavy with highly paid upper management for far too long. Shortly after the new chief administrative officer began her job she made the smart decision to cut three senior manager positions, saving $816,000 a year and helping council bring in a zero-based property tax increase this year.

Nonsense to read Mayor McKay calling this a “brain drain.” People move on in life and he should too. The brain drain for the city began a couple of years ago when he became mayor.

Carroll MurrayNanaimo