Less transparency a travesty

On the campaign trail, pretty much across the board everyone spoke of being for more accountability and for better accessibility.

To the Editor,

When those vying for Nanaimo’s votes were on the campaign trail, pretty much across the board everyone spoke of being for more accountability and for better accessibility. And now here we are barely three months later with a proposal to move meetings to a time of the day midweek that is not accessible to working people, into a room that only holds 20 people as spectators, and not only to stop broadcasting the meetings live, but to actually not even record the meetings. And all this while councillor Gord Fuller, who has expressed his opposition to this idea, is in hospital.

Is this proposal for real? Who will be written into Nanaimo’s history books as supporting this anti-democratic travesty? The next elections may be still years away, but this will be a historical moment for sure, and one people will remember.

Ilan GoldenblattNanaimo

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