Council buckles to hotel’s pressure

Our esteemed mayor and city council have once again buckled to pressure from the Hilton Hotel group.

To the Editor,

Re: Rezoning approved at Hilton hotel site, Oct. 30.

I see our esteemed mayor and city council have once again buckled to pressure from the Hilton Hotel group and have decided by a 7-2 vote to rezone the new hotel site, allowing for the hotel size to be increased to 35 storeys. By pressure, I mean the threat Hilton Hotels has apparently made when they said give us what we want or we will take all our marbles and go home. Oh yes, don’t forget about the Georgia Park giveaway. Why is it so difficult for council to stand up to these people? Have they no intestinal fortitude?

I personally have made a note of councillors who have approved the rezoning and also have made note of the ones who stood their ground. I am taking the list to the polling station on Nov. 15.

J.B. CunninghamNanaimo