To the Editor,
Re: Council considers six-month extension on hotel, June 16.
I am horrified at the disrespect toward the hotel delegation and certain council members. They were belittled, degraded and outright ridiculed by a select few.
Following that, you had different groups representing business and city staff suggesting to accept the proposal of the delegation. After a display of disrespect and disregard of the opinions of these people, council elected to vote down the proposal. We do not have some magical offer to fall back on and have basically shut the door on a delegation that has the ability financially and professionally to showcase Nanaimo to the world. We have basically lost all the jobs that would have been created by this project and the development of the downtown core that would have been the envy of many. We are definitely sending the wrong message to those who chose to do business here.