To the Editor,
Re: Complaint spurs conflict probe, Dec. 4.
I’ve always wondered about some of Mayor John Ruttan’s comments and decisions, but the good people of Nanaimo gave him a chance to prove his worth with a second term.
But it appears our good mayor is not thinking any clearer than Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
If there is even a perceived conflict of interest, the mayor must remove himself from any council discussions and most certainly not vote on the issue.
The vote where council forwarded funding so the Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association could begin work immediately on an assessment of a project that involves a property that the mayor owns is far more than a perceived conflict of interest.
As a wise man once told me “if it does not pass the smell test, something is rotten.”
Coun. Jim Kipp seems to be a bright light in many of the latest council decisions. I hope he has enough support to complete a core review at city hall.